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IOCs continue operations as Baghdad and Erbil battle

Iraqi government forces entered territory disputed between Baghdad and the KRG on 16 October, seizing control of the Kirkuk, Baba Gurgur and Avana oilfields Iraqi government forces entered territory disputed between Baghdad and the KRG on 16 October, seizing control of the Kirkuk, Baba Gurgur and Avana oilfields.
By Verity Ratcliffe 30 October 2017 0 28160

Iraqi government forces entered territory disputed between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on 16 October. They seized control of the Kirkuk, Baba Gurgur and Avana oilfields. The fields were previously operated by the KAR Group on behalf of the KRG, which had asserted its ownership over them since its Peshmerga forces seized them from Islamic State control in 2014. 

On Tuesday, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi said Iraq had asked BP to work on the oilfields in Kirkuk governorate. The scope of...