Baghdad-Erbil oil deal leads to renewed SOMO Kirkuk sales

A worker checks the valve gears of pipes linked to oil tanks at Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, which is run by state-owned pipeline company Botas. (UMIT BEKTAS/Reuters)
Iraq’s state marketer loads its first oil tanker from Ceyhan in over a year, as both sides honor handshake deal to share oil from federally run Kirkuk fields.
  • Q&A: Senior Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema

    Iraqi Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema speaks with reporters on the sidelines of an OPEC meeting in Vienna on June 2, 2016. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)

    The second most senior Iraqi oil official talks about plans to keep up production during a financial squeeze, and the terms for delivering crude to a Kurdish refinery, Ceyhan and Iran.

  • Q&A: Oil Minister Jabbar Allibi

    Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar Allibi. (Source: Ministry of Oil)

    The newly confirmed minister is seeking a "quiet" environment for improving relationships with both international oil companies and the Kurdistan government.

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