Iraqi Kurdistan’s bid for independence has re-opened old wounds with Baghdad and Ankara, and this could affect oil and gas development and exports in the semi-autonomous region.
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced on Wednesday that nearly 93% of voters in Monday’s referendum voted in favour of independence. On the same day, Iraq’s parliament asked Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to send troops to Kirkuk, a disputed area between Baghdad and Erbil, to seize control of all oil and gas fields in the Kurdish region. It is...
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