Middle East Economic Survey


No 49



KRG Defends Hunt Oil Deal

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) oil minister Ashti Hawrami, during a visit to the US on 28 November, admitted that the concession granted to Hunt Oil in September extended into in Ninewa province, outside the normally accepted boundaries of the autonomous Kurdish region. Allegations that this was the case were made by former Iraqi oil minister Issam Chalabi and published in MEES on 15 October. He said that...