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Oil services companies stop work in Iraqi Kurdistan after court ruling

Iraq’s supreme court recently ruled that the autonomous part of northern Iraq cannot conduct oil deals independent of the federal government, resulting in significant tension.
Kurdish oil

Some US oil companies have stopped some activities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq due to a controversial ruling by the Iraq’s Federal Supreme Court. 

The Iraqi Ministry of Oil issued a statement July 4 saying three American companies — Baker Hughes, Schlumberger and Halliburton — “confirmed not to submit to new projects in the Kurdistan Region” in accordance with the court and ministry guidelines, the official Iraqi News Agency reported

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