Sonangol considering return to Iraq

Three years after security problems forced them out, Iraq is courting the Angolan state firm back to the Qayarah and Najmah fields.
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    Iraq exported more oil in 2016 than any previous year, but now it must reduce overall production in keeping with an OPEC quota aimed at raising oil prices.

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    Detailed updates from Islamic State militant-held areas of Ninewa province, gathered via Iraq Oil Report's network of reporters and contacts.

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  • Q&A: Baz Karim, president of KAR Group

    The most strategically important energy firm in Kurdistan, KAR manages the majority of the region's production and refining capacity, and its export pipeline.


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