Riyadh and Tehran draw up new ‘soft power’ battle lines at Basra

More than a quarter of a century after the road to Basra briefly became short hand…

Rosneft corners Kurdistan gas supplies on eve of independence referendum

Russian oil major Rosneft  yesterday announced that it is to invest more than $1bn in the…

Tehran agrees to sell $1.5bn in bonds to develop communal oil and gas fields

The Iranian parliament has given the country’s oil ministry permission to sell more than $1.5bn in bonds…

TANAP head proposes opening pipeline up to Turkmen and Iraqi gas fields

The Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP)  should eventually carry gas from Iraq and Turkmenistan as well as…

First ever shipment of Iraqi natural gas sails into Persian Gulf for export

The first ever shipment of Iraqi natural gas destined for export sailed out of the country’s…

Sinopec in JV to secure distribution of Iraqi oil after Iranian sanctions go

Iraq’s  government State Organization for Marketing of Oil (SOMO) oil concern and China’s largest oil refining…

Rouhani puts Iran-Iraq transport projects at top of agenda

Iran-Iraq transport: Iran’s President Rouhani has told a cabinet meeting to give top priority to the…

Iran’s Zarif tours Middle East to allay fears of oil glut

Zarif tours Middle East: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has undertaken a three-nation tour of the Gulf…

Rosneft and ExxonMobil talk Kurdistan

Rosneft and ExxonMobil are in talks about the possibility of joining forces to explore the autonomous Kurdistan…