NO. 25


Future Vistas For Iraqi Oil

by Dr. Safa Hadi Jawad al-Habubi

The following is the text of the opening speech delivered by Iraq's Ministerof Oil, Dr. Safa Hadi Jawad al-Habubi, at the seminar on "The Future of Oiland Gas Markets 2000-2010" held in Baghdad on 11-12 March.

You may all wonder why we are holding this seminar and why now? Iraq is oneof the world's oldest and biggest oil producing and exporting countries. Theweight of its oil industry in the economy is...