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GKP Shares Surge on Shaikan Update

By John Lee. Sharess in Gulf Keystone Petroleum surged as much as 10 percent by lunchtime on Wednesday, after teh company issued an update on the its operations at Shaikan, its key producing asset: The Company remains focused on achieving the target of 40,000 barrels of oil per day ("bopd") of production capacity from the […]

Iraqi Kurdistan Sells First Crude via Turkey

By John Lee. The first cargo of Iraqi Kurdistan's crude oil has been sold on the international market, industry sources report. World Bulletin says that the crude, pumped from Genel Energy's Taq Taq oilfield (pictured), was exported by truck to Turkey and sold via tender for loading in April. One trader said the cargo sold […]

Russia's LUKoil "Exported Kurdish Oil"

By John Lee. Reuters reports that LUKoil, Russian’s biggest non-state oil producer, which is believed to be considering buying ExxonMobil's stake in the West Qurna-1 oil field, has bought oil from Kurdistan in defiance of Baghdad. Baghdad has long insisted it has the sole right to export oil, but LUKoil's Geneva-based trading arm Litasco has […]

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, […]