Ilisu Dam, 140 km from Iraq, is just the latest in a number of dams that have given Turkey control over Iraq’s water supply. (Photo/YouTube)
Ankara has not made any statement about legal guarantees that might be given to Baghdad about the operation of the Ilisu Dam
ANKARA: Turkey’s controversial, decades-long Ilisu Dam project reached a milestone on Tuesday when its first turbine began generating power.
When fully operational the dam, on the river Tigris in the southeastern Mardin province, is expected to generate 4.1 billion kilowatt hours of electricity a year.
The country's oil revenue could fall as much as 70% in 2020, says the agency
A crippled utilities network was a key factor fuelling protests across Iraqi provinces during summer months, when temperatures can easily reach 50°C. AFP
The International Energy Agency will 'step up' its support for Iraq, Opec's second-largest oil producer as it faces possible delays in implementing critical projects due to the fall in oil prices.
"The prime minister and I agreed that the IEA will step up its support for Iraq on various energy issues, notably electricity and gas," the agency's executive director Fatih Birol said in a statement following a phone conversation with Iraq's new leader Mustafa Al Kadhimi.
Oil major evacuated staff from an accommodation site and is currently reviewing plans following the impact of Covid-19 on Iraq's economy
A workerss wears a protective mask, following an outbreak of coronavirus, at Nahr Bin Umar oil field, north of Basra. Iraq's oil revenue could fall as much as 70% in 2020, according to the IEA. REUTERS.
Anglo-Dutch oil major Shell, which operates a major gas project in southern Iraq, is in talks with the country's new government to navigate “exceptional circumstances” following the outbreak of Covid-19, as the company relocates staff following a security breach.
Saudi Arabia beat Iraq in crude exports to India in April
Iraq had been India's top oil supplier since 2017
Iraq may lean on China to compensate lost India market share
Dubai — Saudi Arabia is wrestling with Iraq to be the No. 1 oil exporter to India as OPEC's two biggest producers fight for dominance in the world's third largest oil importer amid the coronavirus outbreak.