Middle East Economic Survey


No 42



Energy Councils Chalabi Sees Oil Exports Up 300,000 B/D By 2006

Chairman of Iraqs recently-constituted Energy Council Ahmad Chalabi said on 9 October he expected oil exports to rise by 300,000 b/d to around 1.8mn b/d by January 2006 when a new government with authority to agree foreign participation in the oil sector had been elected (MEES, 23 May). We expect 1.8mn b/d (of oil exports) by January. We are looking at substantial...