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Saudi Arabia Insists Iran Was Behind Aramco Attack

BAS News - 2019-09-22 15:05
ERBIL — Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, said on Saturday Riyadh believes Iran was responsible for the attacks on its oil facilities last Friday. “We are confident that the missiles targeting Aramco come from the nort ...

A look at the damage from the oil attacks

BBC - 2019-09-22 01:48
After attacks against the country's oil infrastructure, the BBC's Frank Gardner surveys the damage. ...

Saudi Arabia vows to respond to oil attacks with 'necessary measures'

BBC - 2019-09-22 01:17
The kingdom says it will take "necessary measures" as it reiterates that Iran is to blame. ...

US to Deploy Troops to Saudi Arabia

BAS News - 2019-09-21 21:13
ERBIL - The United States has said that it will deploy forces to Saudi Arabia amid the attacks on the oil facilities in the country. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, however, explained in a statement that the deployment would be "defensive in nature," wi ...

Iran Threatens to "Destroy Aggressors" Amid US Forces Deployment Announcement

BAS News - 2019-09-21 21:13
ERBIL - Iran has threatened to "destroy aggressors" amid an announcement by the US to deploy forces to Saudi Arabia after the country's oil infrastructure was attacked. A few days ago, the oil facilities in Saudi Arabia were attacked and Washington and R ...

What are possible five targets if U.S. military strikes Iran?

E-Kurd - 2019-09-21 15:52
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute Military action against Iran seems increasingly likely as intelligence and forensic evidence collected in the wake of the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations suggests Iranian responsibility. While dipl ...

What should be done to prevent direct Iranian hostility on U.S. assets and interests?

E-Kurd - 2019-09-21 06:37
Syafruddin Arsyad | Ekurd.net The recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, for which the U.S. officials have accused Iran, have substantially raised the tensions between the two countries. Now that Iran has thrown stones at the U.S., the U.S. will ...

Saudi Arabia oil attacks: US to send troops to Saudi Arabia

BBC - 2019-09-21 03:05
The "defensive" deployment comes after attacks on Saudi oil installations, which it blames on Iran. ...

Saudis allow media to see oil facility damaged by attacks

Gulan Media - 2019-09-21 01:49

Saudi oil facility attacks: Race on to restore supplies

BBC - 2019-09-21 00:23
The BBC's Frank Gardner visits the Khurais and Abqaiq facilities targeted by drones and missiles. ...

After the Aramco Attack: A Middle East One Step Closer to Its “1914 Moment”

International Crisis Group - 2019-09-20 19:12
On 14 September, strikes of uncertain provenance hit Saudi Arabia’s largest oil facilities, taking some 50 per cent of the kingdom’s oil production temporarily offline. Crisis Group offers a 360-degree view of the attacks and their implications for Middl ...

Zarif Warns of "All-Out War" if US Attacks Iran

BAS News - 2019-09-19 23:39
ERBIL - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned on Thursday that any attacks by the US over the attacks on Saudi Arabia will result in an "all-out war." Zarif's comments came while tensions are on the rise in the Gulf after attacks on oil fa ...

Saudi oil attacks: Who's using drones in the Middle East? - BBC News

BBC - 2019-09-19 21:55

Pompeo calls attacks on Saudi oil facilities 'act of war,' as Trump promises new Iran sanctions

Kurdistan24 - 2019-09-19 20:38

Syrian Democratic Forces Breach US and European Sanctions and Support the Syrian Regime with Oil and Gas - Syrian Network for Human Rights

Sn4hr - 2019-09-19 19:39

Pompeo Calls Attacks on Saudi Arabia "Acts of War"

BAS News - 2019-09-19 10:13
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused Iran of having carried out the attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia last weekend, calling the incident "acts of war" against the Arab country. Pompeo made the comments while speaking to reporters ...

Kurdistan Parliament to Amend Law of Anti-Oil Smuggling: MP

BAS News - 2019-09-19 10:13
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region Parliament has taken into consideration an amendment to a law for anti-oil smuggling in hopes of protecting the economy in the autonomous region, a lawmaker revealed on Wednesday. Deputy head of Oil and Energy Committee at th ...

Rouhani Denies Iran's Involvement in Saudi Arabia Attack

BAS News - 2019-09-19 10:13
ERBIL - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has denied any involvement by his county in last week's attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, slamming US’ accusations in this regard. "Instead of creating a positive atmosphere, the American diplomats are try ...

Saudi Arabia says Iran missiles, drones attacked oil sites

Gulan Media - 2019-09-19 06:32

Oil price drops for 2nd day as Saudi crude output recovers

Gulan Media - 2019-09-19 06:32

How Did Drones Take Out 5 Percent Of The World's Oil Supply?

Jalopnik - 2019-09-19 01:59

Abdul Mahdi Considering “Oil-for-Projects" Deal with China: Iraqi Lawmaker

BAS News - 2019-09-19 00:53
ERBIL - A lawmaker at the Iraqi Parliament has revealed that Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi is considering an "oil-for-projects" deal with China. Fazil Fatlawi, an MP at the Parliament, said in a statement that Abdul Mahdi's efforts is to fight corrupti ...

Trump Orders New Sanctions on Iran

BAS News - 2019-09-19 00:53
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump ordered on Wednesday new sanctions on Iran amid the Saudi oil facilities attacks, as officials in his administration have blamed Tehran for the incident. Trump pointed out that his administration would announce the new s ...

Saudi Arabia oil attacks: 'Weapons show Iran behind strikes'

BBC - 2019-09-19 00:43
The Saudis say the direction of the strikes showed the missiles could not have come from Yemen. ...

Saudi Arabia oil attacks: Weapons debris 'proves Iran behind them'

BBC - 2019-09-19 00:01
Missile and drone debris shows Yemen was not the source of the assaults, Saudi Arabia says. ...

Kurdistan Parliament seeks to issue a law to prevent the smuggling of oil and its derivatives

Kurdiu - 2019-09-18 23:05

Iraq close to deal to restart oil exports from Kirkuk | Financial Times

FT - 2019-09-18 18:24

Iraqi president Barham Salih meets senior officials in Erbil

E-Kurd - 2019-09-18 11:10
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi President Barham Salih arrived in the Kurdistan Regional capital Erbil on Tuesday evening at the head of a delegation sent to discuss oil, the budget, and territorial disputes – hot topics that have long caus ...

Saudi oil attacks: Who's using drones in the Middle East?

BBC - 2019-09-18 01:45
The offensive use of drones has grown significantly in recent years, nowhere more so than in the Middle East. ...

Saudi oil attacks: Drones and missiles launched from Iran - US

BBC - 2019-09-18 00:01
Drones and missiles that targeted oil facilities were fired from southern Iran, US officials say. ...

Attacks on Aramco oil facilities risk higher inflation, lower growth in Turkey - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-09-17 23:56

Explained: Saudi oil facility attacked, what makes drone attacks so dangerous - World News

Indiatoday - 2019-09-17 17:38

Turkish lira drops as Saudi drone attacks spark oil price surge | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-09-17 09:42

Oil prices increased after attack on Saudi Arabia facilities

ANF - 2019-09-17 09:27
Oil prices surged nearly 20% at one point on Monday, with Brent crude posting its biggest intraday gain since the 1990-1991 Gulf crisis, before paring gains. ...

Saudi oil attacks: Why does the US hide oil underground?

BBC - 2019-09-17 00:19
More than 640 million barrels of oil are currently sitting in caves under Texas and Louisiana. Why? ...

Saudi oil attacks: Nato chief 'extremely concerned' about escalation

BBC - 2019-09-17 00:01
There are fears of escalating tensions in the region as Iran is blamed for strikes on oil facilities. ...

Kurdish Politician: Kurdish Oil Is Being Smuggled to Iran | MEMRI TV

Memri - 2019-09-16 17:17

US ready to strike after attack on Saudi Arabian oil plant

ANF - 2019-09-16 09:23
President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “locked and loaded depending on verification” that Iran is behind the attack on major Saudi Arabian oil facilities. ...

Oil prices soar after attacks on Saudi facilities

BBC - 2019-09-16 01:44
Brent crude surged 19% as nervous traders speculated about the impact on global supplies. ...

Drones strike Saudi oil facilities

Kurdiu - 2019-09-16 00:20

Saudi oil attacks: Iran condemns US 'deceit' after accusation

BBC - 2019-09-16 00:04
The US had said that Tehran was behind drone attacks on two Saudi oil sites, not Yemeni rebels. ...

Iraq denies its territory was used to launch attack on Saudi oil facilities

E-Kurd - 2019-09-15 21:20
BAGHDAD,— Iraq denied on Sunday that its territory had been used to carry out attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, referring to an incident that knocked out more that half the Kingdom’s output. A Baghdad government statement denied “media reports t ...

Iran dismisses US allegation it was behind Saudi oil attacks

Gulan Media - 2019-09-15 17:28

Iraq denies its territory was used to launch attack on Saudi oil facilities

Gulan Media - 2019-09-15 17:28

Yemen rebels claim drone attacks on major Saudi oil sites

Gulan Media - 2019-09-14 17:47

After oil export boost, Iraq pledges to comply with OPEC+ output quota

Kurdistan24 - 2019-09-12 20:17
The Iraqi national flag flies as excess gas is burnt off near the Zubair oil refinery in the southern province of Basra. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images/Haidar Mohammed Ali) ...

OPEC members Iraq, Nigeria agree to cut oil output

Gulan Media - 2019-09-12 16:01

Time for KRG-Baghdad revenue handover deal running out: Iraq oil minister | Rudaw.net

Rûdaw - 2019-09-12 06:16

Iraq has exceeded OPEC output cap partly due to Kurdish region gains: oil minister | S&P Global Platts

Spglobal - 2019-09-10 11:25

Oil majors to mull fresh cuts as trade war hits prices

Gulan Media - 2019-09-09 03:03

This Field’s Production Record Says Much About Kurdistan’s Oil Potential | OilPrice.com

Oilprice - 2019-09-08 17:11

Iraq to cut oil production: Oil Minister

Kurdistan24 - 2019-09-08 16:01

IRAQ OIL MINISTER THAMER GHADHBAN SAYS TALKS WITH KURDISTAN REGION "IN ADVANCED STAGES" OVER UNIFIED OIL EXPORTS - STATEMENT

Yahoo - 2019-09-08 15:28

After Baghdad boosts oil exports, Saudi crown prince discusses market ‘stability’ with Iraqi PM

Gulan Media - 2019-09-07 17:42

Saudi and Iraq stress importance of cooperation to stabilize oil markets

Kurdiu - 2019-09-07 15:10

After Baghdad boosts oil exports, Saudi crown prince discusses market ‘stability’ with Iraqi PM

Kurdistan24 - 2019-09-07 08:42

Iraqi prime minister, Saudi crown prince discuss controlling oil prices

Gulan Media - 2019-09-06 17:08

Poverty rate in Iraqi Kurdistan decreases to 5.5% in 2018: official

E-Kurd - 2019-09-04 17:13
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Director of the Sulaimani Statistics Directorate Mahmoud Osman said on Tuesday that the poverty rate decreased to 5.5 percent in the oil-rich Iraqi Kurdistan region in 2018, representing a significant drop from just s ...

Syria Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil installations

Yahoo - 2019-09-02 17:25

Increased oil supply from Iraq, Nigeria boosts OPEC output for first time in 2019

Kurdistan24 - 2019-09-02 16:45

Iran Jumps Into Crucial KRG-Iraq Oil Negotiations | OilPrice.com

Oilprice - 2019-09-02 06:14

Iraq begins exporting 10,000 bpd of Kirkuk oil to Jordan | Rudaw.net

Rûdaw - 2019-09-01 20:54

Iraq sends first shipment of Kirkuk oil to Jordan as part of 10,000 bpd deal

Kurdistan24 - 2019-09-01 15:00

Destination remains obscure for Iran oil tanker sought by US

Gulan Media - 2019-08-31 21:35

Iran official says U.S. showing 'some flexibility' on oil sales

Gulan Media - 2019-08-31 21:35

Iran oil tanker sought by US again says it will go to Turkey | WSTM

Cnycentral - 2019-08-31 10:19

Lebanon says no docking request from Iran tanker

Rûdaw - 2019-08-30 21:19
Iran said Monday it had "sold the oil" aboard the tanker ...

Iran oil tanker sought by US again says it will go to Turkey | WPEC

Cbs12 - 2019-08-30 13:53

Iran oil tanker sought by US again says it will go to Turkey | WWMT

WWMT - 2019-08-30 13:18

Iraq to construct new oil pipeline from Kirkuk to Turkey

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-29 16:00

Iraq seeks alternative oil export route via Turkey amid Persian Gulf tensions

Rûdaw - 2019-08-28 23:19
"Recent events in the Persian Gulf prove that this strategy is especially crucial ...

We don’t know any details about Iraqi Kurdistan oil deals for over 13 years: Finance Committee member

E-Kurd - 2019-08-28 23:04
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Member of the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament’s Finance Committee Sherko Jawdat Mustafa said on Wednesday that the Ministry of Natural Resources has not shared any of the Kurdistan region’s oil contracts with the commit ...

Iraqi delegation to visit Erbil Wednesday to discuss security in disputed areas

Rûdaw - 2019-08-27 18:59
Kurdish-Iraqi relations are tense due to an oil dispute ...

Iran says it has sold oil from tanker released by Gibraltar

Yahoo - 2019-08-27 02:18

Iran says oil aboard tanker pursued by US sold; buyer unnamed | WSTM

Cnycentral - 2019-08-26 20:55

Iran says oil aboard tanker pursed by US sold; buyer unnamed

Gulan Media - 2019-08-26 16:22

Iran says oil aboard tanker pursued by US sold; buyer unnamed | WPFO

Fox23maine - 2019-08-26 15:18

Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey | WRGB

Cbs6albany - 2019-08-25 13:01

Emirati energy company TAQA hits Kurdistan Region oil production

Rûdaw - 2019-08-23 23:10

UAE's Taqa hails new production record at Kurdistan oil field - ArabianBusiness.com

Arabianbusiness - 2019-08-23 07:32

Taqa says July oil output from Kurdistan tops 1 mln barrels | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Hellenicshippingnews - 2019-08-23 07:32

Taqa exceeds monthly production target of 1m barrels oil in Kurdistan - GulfToday

Gulftoday - 2019-08-23 06:16

TAQA exceeds monthly production target of 1 million barrels of oil in Kurdistan Region of Iraq | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Hellenicshippingnews - 2019-08-22 16:27

Ahead of oil talks with Baghdad, KRG proposes new budget framework - Iraq Oil Report

Iraqoilreport - 2019-08-22 12:43

Abu Dhabi's TAQA exceeds 1m barrels per month in Iraqi Kurdistan oil field

Gulfbusiness - 2019-08-22 08:04

Taqa says July oil output from Kurdistan tops 1 million barrels - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-08-22 03:02

One million barrels of oil per month from a field in the Kurdistan region

Kurdiu - 2019-08-21 22:58

A delegation from Baghdad visits Erbil on the budget and the region's oil

Kurdiu - 2019-08-21 22:58

TAQA exceeds monthly target of 1m barrels of oil in Kurdistan | Business – Gulf News

Gulfnews - 2019-08-21 20:20

TAQA says monthly oil production in Kurdistan exceeds one million barrels

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-21 20:01

Lawsuit filed against Iraqi Kurdistan gov’t and Ashti Hawrami over illegal oil activities: Oilprice

E-Kurd - 2019-08-21 12:38
Simon Watkins | oilprice.com Rampant corruption in oil-rich Iraqi Kurdistan LONDON,— It seems that as fast as any positive news appears about the massive and under-developed oil and gas resources of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan in northern Ira ...

Oil output from Iraqi Kurdistan’s Atrush field tops 1 mln barrels in July, Taqa says

E-Kurd - 2019-08-21 12:38
DUBAI,— The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC, Taqa said on Wednesday its Iraq-based unit had set a “production record” from the Atrush oilfield in Kurdistan region. “Taqa has set a new production record from the Atrush oil field in the Kurdistan Re ...

Taqa says July oil output from Kurdistan tops 1 million barrels | News | The Mighty 790 KFGO

KFGO - 2019-08-21 09:34

Taqa says July oil output from Kurdistan tops 1 million barrels | News | WTVB

Wtvbam - 2019-08-21 09:18

Taqa says July oil output from Kurdistan tops 1 mln barrels - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-08-21 09:02

Taqa says July oil output from Kurdistan tops 1 million barrels | News | WKZO

WKZO - 2019-08-21 09:02

U.S. will act if tanker carrying Iranian oil delivers oil -Pompeo

Yahoo - 2019-08-21 06:13

Rampant Corruption In The World’s Last Oil Frontier | OilPrice.com

Oilprice - 2019-08-20 20:35

Greece says has had no request from Iranian oil tanker to dock

Gulan Media - 2019-08-20 13:57

Iraq’s Baiji oil refinery operating normally, unaffected by nearby fire: Ministry

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-20 08:52
An oil refinery is seen in the city of Baiji, home to Iraq's largest oil refinery, Monday, Oct. 6, 2003. (Photo: AP/Ivan Sekretarev) ...
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