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Baghdad’s Oil Deal With Kurdistan Quells Concerns of Iraqi Split

The Iraqi central government agreed to a long-term deal with the country’s autonomous Kurdish region to share the country’s oil riches on Tuesday, a positive ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap — Aug. 3, 2012 (Part I)

China's moment of coal truth: A question that has vexed us for some time is when we will witness an inflection point in ordinary Chinese ...

The Oil and the Glory

Will oil companies provide Kurdistan its de facto statehood?

Less than a year after the departure of U.S. troops from Iraq, Baghdad is losing a primary lever over independent-minded Kurdistan -- its grip on ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap — June 8, 2012

Australia's lop-sided economy: Given the jobless, growthless doldrums affecting most of the world's economies, does it pay to rev up your economy and employment rolls ...

The Oil and the Glory

How big is Exxon’s gamble in Kurdistan? (Answer: BIG)

Has ExxonMobil -- the annoyingly prissy schoolboy who always obeys the teacher -- risked weakening one of its distinguishing pillars in order to break into ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap: Nov. 19, 2011

Season of uncertainty in Kurdistan: ExxonMobil has been red-faced since its big oil contract in Kurdistan was prematurely disclosed, subjecting the company to embarrassment in ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap: Nov. 12, 2011

Annals of the court of public opinion: Shale gas has a bad week ... On the plane to California, I happen to sit next to ...

The Oil and the Glory

Hayward’s Kurdistan deal: Another reminder that BP should be broken up

Former BP CEO Tony Hayward is receiving hearty handshakes for the $2.1 billion deal he has organized for fields holding a reasonably rich 356 million ...

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