Tag Archives | Nechirvan Barzani

Shahristani Welcomes Barzani's 'Good Will' Offer

By John Lee. Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussein al-Shahristani (pictured) has welcomed Nechirvan Barzani's offer of sending 100,000 bpd of oil through the State Oil Marketing Company. According to Aswat al-Iraq, Barzani's widely reported "good will" gesture was also welcomed by former oil minister Ibrahim Bahr al-Uloum who was positive about the offer. Until the […]

KRG Offers 100,000 bpd Through SOMO

By John Lee. Kurdish Regional Government PM Nechirvan Barzani (pictured) has offered to send 100,000 bpd of oil from the Kurdish region through the State Oil Marketing Company, Reuters reports. The move is designed to partially appease Baghdad in the on going and tortuous dispute over oil revenues and exports to Turkey. Currently over 1 million […]

Iraqi Kurdistan Talks Independence While Locals Strike

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. Conflict between Baghdad and Iraqi Kurdistan over oil exports has resulted in something of a financial crisis in the northern region. State employees haven’t been paid, MPs are threatening to resign […]

High Level Kurdish Delegation Arrives in Baghdad

By John Lee. A delegation from the Kurdish Regional Government, including Iraqi Kurdish Prime Minister Nerchivan Barzani and Natural Resources Minister Ashti Hawrami (pictured) are in Baghdad to resolve the long running dispute over oil exports from the KRG, Reuters reports. The drive to solve the row over exports gained new urgency in 2011 when […]

KRG PM Barzani’s Speech in Reichstag Building

Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you for inviting me to address this important forum on energy and foreign policy. We in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq have a great respect for Germany, one of the world’s most successful and established federal democracies. Ten years ago, the US and its allies removed Saddam Hussein from […]

PM Barzani calls for Int'l Engagement

KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has received a delegation of European Union ambassadors and representatives who are in the Kurdistan Region to discuss ongoing political disagreements in Iraq. The joint European missions are holding consultations with various Iraqi political factions to reduce tensions and understand the role that the EU can play to build confidence. […]

PM Barzani's Speech at CWC Oil and Gas Conference

Speech by KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani to the CWC Kurdistan-Iraq Oil and Gas Conference Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentleman, welcome to Erbil. Welcome to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. I am happy to participate with you all today, to listen, to learn about, to discuss and debate the vital issues surrounding the oil […]

PM Nechirvan Barzani Visits Iran

By John Lee. Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and a delegation of senior officials from the Kurdistan Region concluded a two-day visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran yesterday to promote greater cooperation in economic and trade relations. With the volume of trade between the Kurdistan Region and Iran estimated to be around $8 billion this […]

KRG PM Barzani's Speech at Erbil Energy Conference

Speech by KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, at the STEAM Conference, Saad Palace Conference Centre, Erbil, 20th May 2012. Good morning and welcome to Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region. I would like to welcome His Excellency Taner Yildiz, the Minister for Energy and Natural Resources, Mr Madhat Balkan, Chairman of the STEAM organization, […]

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

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