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International oil firms stop operations as Iraqi-Kurdish oil dispute continues

A Kurdish official told Al-Monitor that the Kurdistan Regional Government disagrees with an Iraqi government proposal to resolve the issue, as the stoppage of oil exports to Turkey threatens the autonomous region's economy.
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Another international oil company announced on Wednesday it is stopping operations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq following a court ruling that halted the autonomous region’s oil exports to Turkey. 

In a statement, the Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO said it had begun an “orderly shutdown of its operated oil fields in the Kurdistan region of Iraq."

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