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Pompeo urges End to Sectarian Quotas in Iraq

By John Lee. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged Iraqi leaders to put aside the country's sectarian quota system to help form of a new government. At a press briefing on Wednesday, he said: "In Iraq, we're watching closely as Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Kadhami enters the third week of trying to form his […]

Luaibi: Iraq will work with OPEC

By Simon Kent. New Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi  has said he wants to work to increase Iraq's oil reserve estimates and increase exports while working with OPEC on quotas, which currently stand at 14% of OPEC production for Iraq. Luaibi noted, "We will work to draw up stable policies and work to achieve […]

Iraqi Oil Targets Open to Negotiation

Iraq's oil production targets may be revisited, as the country refines its plans to ramp up output. Thamir Ghadhban, Chairman of the Advisory Commission to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, told CWC's Iraq Petroleum 2012 conference in London that production will hit 3.4 million barrels per day (bpd) at the end of 2012, 3.9 million bpd […]

OPEC Says Few Years Before Start of Iraq Quota Talks

OPEC, which accounts for 40 percent of global oil supplies, said it will take a few years before talks begin on how to include Iraq’s production quota within the group as the country needs time to raise output capacity, says a report from BusinessWeek. “Iraq will be accommodated, they will need time before they reach […]

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Al-Shahristani Re-Affirms Stance on OPEC Quotas

Iraq's oil minister, Hussain al-Shahristani, has said Baghdad will consider applying OPEC quotas once its crude oil production reaches at least 4 million barrels a day in two to three years, according to an Associated Press report. He says there is no rush to discuss quotas with other members of the Organization of the Petroleum […]