Civilians wave as Iraqi military forces pass through the city of Kirkuk. Not all of the city was happy with Kurdish control ©PA Images
Civilians wave as Iraqi military forces pass through the city of Kirkuk. Not all of the city was happy with Kurdish control ©PA Images

Iraq asks BP to develop Kirkuk oil fields

24 October 2017

The federal government of Iraq has reportedly asked BP to quickly develop oil fields in Kirkuk, just days after the city was re-taken by the Iraqi armed forces.

The Iraqi army’s re-taking of the city and nearby oil fields followed a referendum in which the Kurdish region voted in favour of independence. Kirkuk had previously been under the control of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), despite not being an official part of the autonomous region.

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