A tanker carrying disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude oil reappeared on satellite tracking on Monday near Texas, days after having gone silent with a $100 million cargo, but the latest vessel data showed it had not offloaded at sea.
Korea Gas Corp (Kogas) has started commercial crude production in Iraq's Badra oilfield as planned, the state-run South Korean company said in a statement on Monday.
Operations at the Badra field have been largely unaffected b
Iraqi security forces backed by Shi'ite militias on Sunday broke the two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants and entered the northern town, officials said.
The mayor of Amerli and army officers said troops backed
Sources and energy officials had told Reuters that the sales from Ceyhan via the autonomous regions new pipeline were more than 8 million barrels in 11 tankers.
A US court threw out an order to seize some 1 mil
The US carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State fighters near the besieged Shi'ite town of Amerli in northern Iraq and airdropped humanitarian aid to civilians trapped there, the Pentagon said.
Iraqi Kurdistan has shipped over eight million barrels of oil from the Turkish port of Ceyhan since May, sources and energy officials said, as the autonomous region employs new tactics to establish independent oil sales in defiance of Baghdad.
With militant Islamists gaining the upper hand in Syria's rebel movement and grabbing big tracts of Western Iraq, Saudi Arabia faces a dilemma.
Saudi Arabia has long seen the conflicts in Iraq and Syria as a pivotal battle for
A spate of deadly bombings that struck Kirkuk in northern Iraq at the weekend has damaged and temporarily shut down telecoms operator Zain Iraq's network in the province, a company source told Reuters on Monday.
The US is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said.
The United Nations condemned on Monday "appalling, widespread" crimes by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners that could amount to war crimes.
UN human rights chief Navi Pillay condemned &