With oil filling the KRG's pipeline to the Turkish border, Erbil and Ankara have outlined a mechanism under which exports could start without Baghdad's approval.
The chairman of the Kirkuk Provincial Council's energy committee discusses the backstory and opposition to the BP deal, and a potential agreement with CNPC.
The leader of Iraq's efforts to capture and process natural gas in Basra, Ali Khudhier discusses the interlocking projects required to eliminate flaring.
Iraq's oil sales rose through both southern and northern export routes despite ongoing upgrades, maintenance and security issues.
In a Nov. 27 meeting between the Turkish and Kurdish prime ministers, the two sides signed several agreements that solidify a major strategic energy alliance.
One year ago, Tuz Khurmatu was the site of a shootout between federal and Kurdish forces; now, racked by bombings, the town is asking the KRG to take over security.
A bilateral gas pipeline deal between Basra province and Iran could circumvent Baghdad's energy sector authority and conflict with UN sanctions.
The West Qurna 1 field now has PetroChina and Pertamina partners, though ExxonMobil retains operator role.