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Can Iran stop Iraqi Kurdistan Independence?

By Hamdi Malik for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  As talk of an independence referendum for Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) grows, Iran’s role is becoming more visible, especially that of Qasem Soleimani (pictured), the powerful commander of […]

Genel Energy: Hayward to Step Down

Genel Energy has announced that Stephen Whyte has been appointed as an independent non-executive director and Chairman designate with immediate effect. Tony Hayward (pictured) will retire as a Director and Chairman of the Company at the conclusion of the 2017 AGM, to be held on 6 June 2017, at which point Stephen Whyte will take […]

US approves $295m Military Kit for Peshmerga

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Iraq for equipment for two Peshmerga infantry brigades and two support artillery battalions. The estimated cost is $295.6 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 18, 2017. The […]

Qandil: Controversial Kurdish Region, Inside the Kurdish Region

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. You don’t need to drive very far from the major Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah to exit the terrain controlled by the government of Iraqi Kurdistan. Twenty minutes from the […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Finance Assistant, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Junior-Berater Stabilisierung der Lebensgrundlagen, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Rappresentante Paese, Cooperazione Internazionale Fondazione (COOPI) Project Manager, Cooperazione Internazionale Fondazione (COOPI) WASH Technical and Consortium Coordinator, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) Roving Sub-National […]

WesternZagros Announces 42% Production Increase at Sarqala-1

WesternZagros Resources has announced that the operator, Gazprom Neft Middle East B.V. (“Gazprom Neft”), has successfully performed an acid stimulation on the Sarqala-1 well located on the Garmian Block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in order to increase the well productivity. The acid stimulation was completed on March 31, 2017 and Sarqala-1 is currently […]

DNO Reports Payment for Tawke Deliveries

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today reported receipt of USD 46.15 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) as payment towards January 2017 crude oil deliveries to the export market from the Tawke field. The funds, to be shared pro-rata by DNO and partner Genel Energy plc, include USD 38.70 million toward […]

Video: Divisions as Iraq looks to Reshape Mosul

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi city of Mosul is being reshaped after bitter negotiations between the Iraqi government and Kurds. Once the dust settles, question will arise as to who will control what. And where does […]

Kurdish Flag fans Controversy in Kirkuk

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Controversy ensued when the flag of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) was raised in Kirkuk on March 28. The local government in the province insisted on having the Kurdish […]

GKP Trims Losses

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) has announced its results for the year ended 31 December 2016, which show reduced losses for the period: Highlights to 31 December 2016 and post reporting period Operational: Gulf Keystone’s operations in the Kurdistan Region remained safe and secure throughout 2016. Plant uptime (at PF-1 and PF-2) of over 98%, once […]