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The United Kalavryta, shown in the Gulf in late July, about 60 miles off Galveston's coast. (Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard)

Vessel weighs anchor as oil dispute hangs in scales of justice

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An oil tanker that’s sat off the coast of Galveston since July amid an international legal dispute is finally leaving.
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Iraq to double exports of Kirkuk crude amid oil surplus

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Iraq, holder of the world’s fifth-largest crude reserves, is rebuilding its energy industry after decades of wars and economic sanctions.
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Iraq oil deal evokes Churchill in Islamic State battle

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While their latest dispute was temporarily resolved last month to help finance the struggle against Islamic State, the accord has not addressed differences between administrations in Baghdad and Erbil that include the future of Kirkuk, northern Iraq’s main oil hub.
The United Kalavryta, shown in the Gulf in late July, about 60 miles off Galveston's coast. (Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard)

Dispute over tanker’s Kurdish oil continues in Houston court

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A Houston federal judge has asked for an update on settlement negotiations between Iraq and Kurdistan over a cargo of oil anchored in the Gulf of Mexico since July.
The United Kalavryta, shown in the Gulf in late July, about 60 miles off Galveston's coast. (Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard)

Tanker’s fate unresolved after historic deal

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Lawyers representing Baghdad and Erbil met for 20 minutes behind closed doors with a U.S. federal judge on Wednesday to discuss the case involving a tanker carrying Kurdish crude that has been trapped in legal limbo since late July but no action was taken.
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Oil rally fizzles as Kurds reach deal on exports with Iraq

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The deal allows the shipment of 300,000 barrels a day of Iraqi Kirkuk blend to Turkey’s Mediterranean port of Ceyhan along a pipeline operated by the Kurds.
The Citadel of Irbil looms over a market where people shop for secondhand goods in downtown Irbil, 217 miles (350 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The semi-autonomous Kurdish Regional Government has struggled to stabilize the local economy in the face of a militant onslaught and an expensive financial dispute with the Iraqi central government in Baghdad. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

Iraq reaches major oil deal with Kurds

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Earlier this year, Baghdad cut the 17 percent of the state budget that is supposed to go to the Kurdish region.
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Oil trims rally as investors weigh OPEC’s inaction on supply

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Futures dropped as much as 1.4 percent in London, decreasing for the sixth time in seven days.
Marathon Oil's corporate headquarters in Houston.  (AP file photo/Pat Sullivan)

Marathon Oil, Total strike oil in Kurdistan

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The Houston-based independent oil and gas company said Monday that the Jisik-1 exploration well discovered multiple stacked oil and natural gas producing zones at its Harir Block in the northern reaches of Iraq.
The United Kalavryta, shown in the Gulf in late July, about 60 miles off Galveston's coast. (Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard)

Iraqi ambassador says negotiations continue with Kurdistan over oil

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Iraq’s ambassador to the United States said Friday that he “sees positive signs” in the recently launched negotiations between Iraq and Kurdistan regarding oil revenue-sharing agreements, among other points of dispute.