Iran MP Warns on Slow Development of Joint Oil Fields

Majlis Energy Committee Chairman Hamid-Reza Katouzian has warned about the sluggish pace of the development of Iran’s joint oil fields with Iraq and other Persian Gulf states. Katouzian blamed inadequate investment, wrong policies, and improper decisions in Iran’s oil sector for the slow progress in the oil sector. “Unfortunately, sometimes decisions that are made without […]

Kurdistan Should Resume Oil Exports, Minister Says

The Kurdish areas of northern Iraq should resume oil exports “immediately,” without waiting for clearance from the finance ministry, Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain Al-Shahristani said. Kurdistan should not wait for an agreement on payments to foreign companies before resuming oil exports, he said in an interview in Baghdad today. “We have informed them that they […]

New Iraqi Parliament Meets for First Time

Iraq’s new parliament met on Monday for the first time since elections were held on 7th March. According to Voice of America, “the session adjourned quickly, because parliament members had not ironed out the main items on the agenda”. The session is still technically ‘open’, but suspended indefinitely, so as not to trigger a constitutional […]

Water Resources Ministry Reclaims 3,500 Hectares in Karbala

The water resources ministry has finalized the reclamation of 14,000 donums [3,500 hectares] in al-Husseiniya area in Karbala province, at a total cost of 11.363 billion Iraqi dinars [$10m], according to a ministry press release. “Technicians and engineers of the ministry’s general organization for irrigation and reclamation projects finalized works of contract 23 of the […]