WorldOil Iraq's Kurdistan oil payments at risk over independence tensions Iraq’s Kurdish region handed over almost $80 million to foreign oil producers over the past two days, but future payments may be at risk. Iraq's oil export talks with Turkey vexed by $4-billion Kurd debt Baghdad’s talks with Turkey about ramping up oil exports from northern Iraq, including the semi-autonomous Kurdish region, is complicated by a $4 billion debt that the Kurds owe to Turkey, according to Iraq’s oil minister. Iraq's oil exports decline as Kurdish fight cuts output Iraq’s crude exports fell 7% in October after the Kurdish region held an independence referendum that sparked fighting with federal troops, interrupting pipeline sales. Iraq's Kurds resume pumping crude by pipeline to Turkish port Crude exports resumed from Iraq’s Kurdish region after halting earlier Monday, a port agent said, highlighting uncertainty about pipeline shipments from OPEC’s second-biggest producer. Iraq overtaking Saudi Arabia in supplying U.S. with oil Iraq surpassed Saudi Arabia as a crude supplier to the U.S. in September, and it’s poised to repeat that this month. Iraq resumes Kirkuk crude exports via Kurd-run pipeline Iraq resumed pumping oil from a field in the disputed Kirkuk province, the first sign that output is recovering from last week’s fighting between government troops and Kurdish forces that hobbled pipeline exports from OPEC’s second-biggest producer. Iraq works with Kurdish company to help restart two oil fields Iraq’s North Oil Co. is working with the Kurdish Kar Group to resume pumping at two disputed oil fields that halted output after government troops recaptured them from Kurdish forces, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. Iraq adds oil export facility to offset output drop in Kurd feud Iraq began using a new offshore crude-exporting facility to help boost shipments by sea and make up for a suspension of pipeline exports from the country’s north due to a conflict with the self-governed Kurdish region. Oil geopolitical-risk rally fades as Iraq works to revive fields A surge in crude prices faded as Iraq sought to restore flows from fields in a disputed region after violence had curbed output in OPEC’s second-biggest producer. Russia's Rosneft expands in Kurdistan with five oil projects Rosneft PJSC signed a deal with Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan to develop five oil blocks, cementing ties with the region even as tensions over sovereignty flare into armed clashes between Kurdish forces and Iraqi government troops.