Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LI

No 6

11-February-2008

IRAQ

Oil Development Further Exacerbates Political Differences In Iraq

Baghdad has ambitious plans to boost production capacity to 4mn b/d of oil and 4bn cfd of gas and beyond. But sharp political disagreements over the future of Iraqi oil development are threatening to block the sectors rehabilitation and are exacerbating differences, as Rafiq Latta reports.

The fate of Kirkuk, claimed by the Kurds, will be central to prospects for Iraqi oil...