Kuwait oil minister Bakhit al-Rashidi says he expects deals over oil fields shared with its two larger neighbors to be reached in the near future. With Saudi Arabia, this involves the resumption of production from the Neutral Zone, fully shut-in since May 2015. Kuwaiti oil ministers have for three years talked of progress here, with no concrete development. But there are emerging signs of a potential breakthrough with the offshore Khafji field (MEES, 6 July).

With Iraq, Mr Rashidi targets...