Analysis: Iraq-Turkey treaty restricts Kurdistan exports

The start of the Iraq-Turkey Pipeline in Kirkuk. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report/Metrography)

If Turkey allows Kurdistan to export oil without Baghdad's permission, it would likely break a treaty with Iraq, adding a huge layer of legal risk to KRG oil sales.

Basra negotiates Iran gas pipeline

Demonstrators chant slogans during a protest in Basra

A bilateral gas pipeline deal between Basra province and Iran could circumvent Baghdad's energy sector authority and conflict with UN sanctions.