Iraq: The Coming Oil Boom

Articles from the October/November issue of fDi Magazine, available free of charge to registered users:

Iraq begins building towards long-term prosperity

Security issues, corruption problems, processes bound up in bundles of red tape… The problems facing companies wanting to do business in Iraq are myriad, but the country’s promise – as one of the world’s leading oil and gas producers – makes such short-term hurdles a price worth paying.

Turning Iraq’s ‘oil curse’ into a blessing

Iraq’s abundance of oil has been blamed for much of its instability over the past few decades. However, its new government is vowing to use the country’s oil reserves to bring greater unity to the Middle East.

Abdul Karim al-Luaibi: showing the world Iraq’s potential

Iraq has made solid progress in developing its oil capabilities and has ambitious plans to increase production further, according to its minister of oil, Abdul Karim al-Luaibi.

Building a future: Iraq’s race for oil refineries

Iraq’s dated oil infrastructure desperately needs updating and expanding so it can meet increasing demands. The government has ambitious plans, but can it engage the international oil companies to invest in them?

Iraq braces itself for US security withdrawal

Insurgent attacks have been falling in Iraq over the past few years, but as US and allied troops prepare to exit the country later this year, security issues are again coming to the fore.

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