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Iraq crisis: As it happened on Friday

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 09:17

Iraq Shiite cleric says Sunni militants must be ousted— Iraq`s top Shiite cleric urged all of its people to unite and expel Sunni Muslim insurgents, as Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki came under growing pressure at home and abroad.

Conflict in Iraq not to affect oil supply: Dharmendra Pradhan

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 21:10

As violence escalates in Iraq, the government Thursday said fuel supplies will not be impacted by the conflict in the nation's second largest crude oil supplier.

Iraq unrest may lead to $15-20/bbl rise in oil price in 2 mths

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 21:11

Exporters body FIEO on Wednesday said the unabated turmoil in Iraq may lead to a spike in oil prices by USD 15 to 20 a barrel in the next couple of months, adding to inflation woes and jacking up India's oil import bill.

Turkey brushes off criticism over Iraqi Kurdish oil

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 00:47

Ankara brushed off criticism from Baghdad that it is being "driven by greed" in an escalating row over oil pumped from Iraq`s autonomous Kurdish region and shipped overseas via Turkey.

Iraq oil exports continue rebound in May: Ministry

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 23:27

Iraqi oil exports rose for a second consecutive month in May, figures showed Sunday, despite a northern pipeline remaining disabled and a central government row with the country`s Kurdish region.

Turkey driven by `greed` in Kurd oil row: Iraq deputy PM

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 18:40

Turkey has been "driven by greed" in an escalating row over oil pumped from Iraq`s autonomous Kurdish region and shipped overseas, Baghdad`s top politician responsible for energy told AFP Sunday.

Iraq oil exports hit 25-year high in February: minister

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 01:02

Iraq exported 2.8 million barrels of oil per day in February, a top minister said.

Iraq oil exports plunge to 19-month low: Ministry

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 08:39

Iraq's oil exports hit a 19-month low in September, oil ministry spokesman Assem Jihad said Sunday, attributing the decline to maintenance and improvement projects at the country's ports.

Iraq attacks kill eight, including near refinery

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 00:41

Twin bombings near an oil refinery north of Baghdad were among a series of attacks that killed eight people on Monday, officials said, part of a surge in nationwide violence.

Iraq blames Shell for $4.6 billion lost income: Letter

Last Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013, 13:56

Iraq's oil ministry, struggling with sputtering output, has blamed Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell over USD 4.6 billion in lost revenue due to production delays, in a letter Monday.

India, Iraq ink energy cooperation pact to boost ties

Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013, 21:32

India and Iraq, which is second largest oil exporter to the country, Friday inked a key pact for conclusion of a 13-year-old contract for exploration of an Iraqi block estimated to hold 645 million barrels of in-place reserves under a broad-based energy cooperation agreement.

Iraq rules out special pricing of crude oil for India

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 20:09

Iraq, the second-largest supplier of oil to India, has ruled out offering any special price to the country because its laws don't allow it to do so.