Baghdad welcomes KRG oil, gas agreements with Turkey


Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani has welcomed recent agreements between Turkey and the Iraqi Kurdish administration on oil and natural gas exports to Turkey, provided that the central government in Baghdad is not marginalized in any such agreements.


Ukraine's Two New Energy Deals

by Staff Writers Washington DC (SPX) 

By. Scott Belinksi for

If one was to believe the picture that most Western media outlets are painting, Ukraine has been lost to Russia. Though the country fought valiantly to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union in Vilnius, Lithuania last month, President Viktor Yanukovych suspended negotiations with the EU at the last possible moment, betraying Ukrainians everywhere.

Regional game-changers in energy, investment and geopolitics

Mehmet Öğütçü

The game has changed in energy. Its rules and players, too. The real game-changer in this new age is the rising gas production in North Americafrom shale basins, which is transforming the global gas market.

Iran will 'immediately' export more oil once sanctions lifted

by Staff Writers Vienna (AFP) 

Iran will "immediately" export more crude oil once sanctions are lifted in the wake of the international deal to roll back its nuclear programme, the country's oil minister said Tuesday. "Immediately we can" return to full export capacity of four million barrels per day, Iran Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh told reporters ahead of OPEC's meeting on oil production in Vienna on Wednesday.

Great gamble on Kurdish oil

Yavuz Baydar

What on earth is happening between Turkey and Iraq now? Up until very recently, the overall picture of relations, we were asked to believe, was that it was back to being rosy after a long chill. Ankara and Baghdad reintroduced a friendly tone and some Justice and Development Party (AKP) ministers sounded keen to underline how close the countries actually are.

Iranian, Iraqi gas exports reliant on Baku's decision

Lamiya Adilgizi

Recent intense diplomatic overtures undertaken by Ankara to turn Turkey into an energy hub in the region by exporting Iranian and northern Iraqi energy resources to Europe will not guarantee positive outcomes because the final say on this route belongs to Azerbaijan, the main investor in the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project (TANAP), experts agree.

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