IS militants blew up an oil pipeline leading to the Baiji refinery amidst clashes south of Kirkuk.
Kurdistan's defense minister spells out the kit needed to take back towns from ISIS, and says the KRG has to "unify and institutionalize" the Peshmerga.
In the aftermath of the rise of ISIS, Kirkuk's governor discusses Iraq's territorial disputes, control of the province's oil fields, and the future of BP.
The Oil Ministry is preparing to negotiate a contract with BP for the long-term development of the Kirkuk field, parts of which the KRG has appropriated.
The KRG has authorized delivery of 150,000 bpd of oil into federal control, the first step in an interim export agreement that could spur political talks.
Technical teams are to assess the damage to the refinery itself, but securing crude import and fuel export routes are crucial to bringing it back online.
A bilateral gas pipeline deal between Basra province and Iran could circumvent Baghdad's energy sector authority and conflict with UN sanctions.
Amidst complaints over unpaid land compensation, protesters have disrupted the Russian oil giant's development of a KRG exploration block.