Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed al-Sudani has sent a letter to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) urging it to restrain resurgent oil production from IOC-operated fields as it “contradicts Iraq’s Opec+ obligations,” according to an informed source.

Output of oil in the Kurdistan Region has enjoyed a resurgence through the second half of the year after nearly grinding to a halt in the immediate aftermath of Baghdad’s arbitration victory over Ankara’s enabling of independent oil exports in March 2023 (MEES, 31 March 2023). (CONTINUED - 892 WORDS)