The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq has ambitious gas export plans. In 2017 it signed up Russian state firm Rosneft to construct a 30bcm/year pipeline to supply Turkey with gas by 2020 (MEES, 22 September 2017). But there is little sign of any progress on expanding the existing pipeline to the Turkish border, whilst there is no chance of the fields slated to provide the gas being ready by next year.
Two IOCs responsible for development of key gas fields held their 2Q results calls this week. One has pushed back expansion work by a year, while the other has greatly reduced the scope of work but does at least finally appear to be making progress after years of delays. (CONTINUED - 756 WORDS)