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Hawrami Defends KRG Treatment of IOCs

By Padraig O’Hannelly. The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Minister of Natural Resources, Dr Ashti Hawrami (pictured), has defended the KRG’s treatment of oil companies in the Region. This follows criticism by the head of Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO, which operates the Tawke block, at CWC Group’s Kurdistan-Iraq Oil & Gas Conference in London. Executive […]

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Ashti Hawrami: KRG Disguises Oil Shipments

By Simon Kent. In a striking admission of the policy of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Natural Resources Ashti Hawrami (pictured) has described the outcome of the political deadlock with Baghdad, which has led to secret oil exports by the KRG. Quoted in Reuters,  Hawrami says that following former PM Nouri-al Maliki’s blocking of the KRG […]

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Hawrami Calls for Private Oil Exports

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Dr Ashti Hawrami (pictured), the KRG’s Minister for Natural Resources, has clarified the two stage process involved in the recent agreement between Erbil and Baghdad regarding oil exports. Speaking at CWC’s Kurdistan-Iraq Oil & Gas Conference recently in London, Dr Hawrami said that the first stage of the resolution covers the issues […]

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Hawrami: New Iraq Needs Power-Sharing

By John Lee. The key to Iraq’s unity is power-sharing, revenue-sharing and the implementation of the Constitution, Dr Ashti Hawrami (pictured), the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Minister of Natural Resources, told a London conference yesterday, saying: “The policies of centralisation and discrimination have put Iraq’s future at risk … As of last week (following the crisis […]

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Minister Hawrami’s Speech in London

Keynote address by Dr Ashti Hawrami, KRG Minister of Natural Resources, to the CWC Iraq Petroleum Conference in London: Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen It is a pleasure to be invited once again to the Iraq Petroleum conference in London. Thank you to the organizers CWC. We look forward to seeing you in Erbil at […]

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Hawrami: US Can Help Make Fair Energy Deal

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Minister for Natural Resources last week at the Baker Institute in Houston said that the US administration can help Baghdad and the Kurds to resolve their disagreements on oil and gas. Dr Ashti Hawrami (pictured) said: “We believe that Washington can help Iraq shepherd through a deal on energy in accordance […]

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KRG’s Hawrami Welcomes UK Energy Delegation

The UK’s leading trade association for oil and gas supplies and services on Thursday concluded its first mission to the Kurdistan Region. Dr Ashti Hawrami, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Minister of Natural Resources, met the delegation from the Energy Industries Council (EIC), which was accompanied by the British Consul General Hugh Evans. After their meeting […]

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Audio: BBC Interview Ashti Hawrami

Kurds in Iraq are growing restless and impatient over the violence and open political rivalries in Baghdad, between Shias and Sunnis. Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region of four million is a haven of relative stability and prosperity and what’s more has its own oil riches to exploit. HARDtalk’s Zeinab Badawi speaks to Ashti Hawrami (pictured). For […]

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Hawrami: Exxon Mobil still Operating in Kurdistan

Kurdistan’s minister for natural resources, Ashti Hawrami (pictured), has said that Exxon Mobil is still operating in oil fields in the Kurdistan Region. According to the report from AKnews, his statement came in response to a remark by the Iraqi Oil Minister, Abdul-Kareem al-Luaibi [Elaibi], who told Arabic Sabah newspaper that the US company has suspended […]

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