IRAQ

KRG Stumps Up IOC Cash, But Mol Pullback Spoils The Party

Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) this week followed through on its pledge to pay the international oil firms that produce 60% of its output a share of their dues.

But the $75mn in payments is a mere 4.5% of the $1.66bn that the three key firms say they are owed. Further regular payments will be needed to persuade them to make the investment needed for the KRG to build on the output gains that have seen the...