IRAQ
 
Baghdad On Course For 3.5Mn B/D By Year-End
 
Iraq’s efforts to boost exports in October to make up for the steep decline in September due to maintenance at its southern fields is being frustrated by a spell of bad weather, preventing steady loadings from Basra and Khor al-‘Amaya. However, Iraqi Oil Minister ‘Abd al-Karim al-Laibi is confident that Iraq will achieve its output target of 3.5mn b/d by the end of this year and an export target of 3.4mn b/d...