Kurds Tighten Grip on North Iraq Oil Fields With Kirkuk Deal

  • Iraq's Kurds to pay nearby Kirkuk province for oil: statement
  • Pipeline exports of oil from Kirkuk, Kurd regions still halted

Iraq’s self-governing Kurds are cementing control over oil produced in the north of the country by agreeing to sell crude pumped in the contested province of Kirkuk, a year after they started selling all their own oil independently on global markets.

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