Prime Minister Abadi orders lawyers to block any attempt by the autonomous Kurdistan region to ship oil to the United States following reports that a tanker bearing KRG crude is en route.
One refinery was fixed after IS was cleared out. The other is part of a political deal between Baghdad and Kurdistan.
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Detailed updates from Islamic State militant-held areas of Ninewa province, gathered via Iraq Oil Report's network of reporters and contacts.
The chairman of the General Board of Kurdistan Areas outside the Kurdistan Region Administration discusses efforts to hold the referendum in areas outside formal KRG control, and expectations of Iraqi security forces afterward.
Kurdistan's financial crisis has provided an impetus for government reform, including overlapping efforts to fight low-level corruption.
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