This week in London, Iraq Business News was delighted to be Gold Media Partner at CWC's Iraq Petroleum 2012 conference, attended by wide range of senior executives and officials from the energy sector.
The following sound-bites will give you a small taste of the mood of the event:
"Iraq has greater potential than any other country to meet [the increasing demand] for oil and gas ... Iraq is ahead of the pack in the Arab awakening."
-- Sir Jeremy Greenstock, former UK Ambassador to the United Nations.
"Iraq is the last great frontier of low-cost conventional oil."
-- Dr Alirio Parra, former Venezuelan Energy Minister.
"Iraq deserves to re-take its position at the energy top table ... Iraq is a country that brims with potential."
-- Lord Howell of Guildford, UK Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
"I am of the opinion that we are not facing an imminent problem regarding Iraq taking its rightful role in OPEC."
-- H.E. Thamir Ghadhban, Chairman of the Advisory Commission to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and candidate for the position of next Secretary General of OPEC.
Mr Ghadhban sees no obstacles to increasing Iraq's oil production by 50 percent over the next two-and-a-half years, but the conference sent a clear message that the continuing delays to the hydrocarbon law risk damaging Iraq's development in the longer term.
There's no doubt that Iraq has huge potential, and it's clear that many Iraqi's have a huge determination to take the actions necessary to realise that potential.
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