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KRG accelerates development in defiance of Baghdad

The conundrum at the heart of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s energy policy becomes more acute with every fresh development in the sector. By late 2013 or early 2014, the KRG region may well be able to claim a level of production capacity that Baghdad cannot afford to reject. But to reach that point, it will have to create its own independent export structure, and face the political backlash of shaking off all but the most notional federal control.

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