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[casi] this month's Petroleum Economist - the sharks are out for Iraq's oil

If anyone wants to access this and sort out what the big oil boys are saying,
I'd be grateful, Philippa

Original Message From Petroleum Economist
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Dear Philippa,

The December issue of Petroleum Economist is now live

Special reports in the December issue
Iraq: Feud-for-oil
This report analyses the speed at which any new government in Baghdad could
revamp the country’s oil producing and exporting capability. It explores
scenarios that could result from war and the possible effects on global
supplies of a full-scale re-entry of Iraq in the market. It is based on
interviews with experts in energy and Iraqi politics. The report is supported
by data on Iraq's oilfields, refining operations, pipeline systems and oil
exports and includes an oil and gas infrastructure map of Iraq.

Afghanistan: Energy investment a priority
This report analyses the Afghan government's efforts to rehabilitate its
energy infrastructure, including proposals for a revival of the
trans-Afghanistan pipeline projects, the country's role as a transit route,
its potential as an exploration frontier and local energy needs. It contains a
large amount of previously unpublished oil and gas data and includes an oil
and gas infrastructure map of Afghanistan. The report was written by a regular
contributor to Petroleum Economist who was one of the first Westerners to
travel to electric power, oil and gas facilities since the fall of the

PLUS - Interviews in this month’s issue:
- Ram Naik, oil minister, India
- Subir Raha, chairman, ONGC, India
- Simon Kukes president, Tyumen Oil

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