Tag Archives | Ashti Hawrami

New Pipeline Schedule "Under Review"

By John Lee. An unidentified spokesman from the Turkish Energy Ministry has told the Platts that it's not possible to build a new oil pipeline in the time expected by Kurdish officials. Ashti Hawrami, the Kurdistan Regional Government's Minister of Natural Resources, is reported to have said last week that it would take less than […]

Oil & Gas Law Key to Resolving Issues

Translated from Al-Hayat by Abdel Wahed Tohmeh, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Kurdistan Region Natural Resources Minister Ashti Hawrami (pictured) said that the shares of oil companies operating in the region have exceeded $3.5 billion. He stressed the […]

KRG to Export Oil by New Pipeline ‘Very Soon’

By John Lee. Ashti Hawrami (pictured), the Natural Resources Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, said on Wednesday that Iraqi Kurdistan will start exporting crude oil by pipeline "very soon" after the completion of a new link to the Turkish border by the end of September. Bloomberg quotes the minister as saying that the pipeline to […]

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 […]

Chevron Awarded Stake in Qara Dagh

By John Lee. Iraqi Kurdistan's energy minister, Ashti Hawrami, is reported as saying that the KRG has awarded Chevron a stake in the Qara Dagh oil block (pictured). Jay Pryor, Chevron's Vice President for business development, met with Kurdistan President Mr Masoud Barzani at the World Economic Forum in Davos, reports Steel Guru. During the […]

Kurdistan "Begins Oil Exports, Defying Baghdad"

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Kurdistan has begun shipping oil to international markets in independent export deals that some see as paving the way to greater Kurdish autonomy. The move is likely to further enrage the central government in Baghdad, but the involvement of two of the world's largest trading houses, Trafigura and Vitol, […]

Kurdistan to be Self-Sufficient in Oil Products

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government's Minister for Natural Resources, Ashti Hawrami (pictured), has announced that the Kurdish region will be self-sufficient in oil products next year. He expects an increase in Kurdistan refinery's production from 40,000 to 100,000 barrels per day, resulting in a surplus of oil products. Hawrami also disclosed that there […]

KRG Planning 1m bpd Pipeline to Turkey

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is planning to build an oil pipeline to Turkey with a capacity of 1 million barrels a day, according to a report from Platts. KRG natural resources minister Ashti Hawrami (pictured) told an energy conference in Turkey on Thursday that plans were already in place for the […]

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 […]

KRG Expects Baghdad Oil Payment Next Week

By John Lee. Reuters reports that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) expects an initial payment of 1 trillion dinars ($858 million) from Baghdad to clear next week after the two sides settled their dispute over payments to oil producers. "By 2015, we are looking at 1 million barrels per day. We're on track, regardless of […]