Basra's governor and head of the provincial council are both being investigated for corruption in an electricity supply deal.
Foreign oil companies are invited to propose contracts – though not production sharing – for eight exploration blocks on the borders with Iran and Kuwait, as well as one offshore exploration block.
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Detailed updates from Mosul city and nearby Islamic State militant-held territory, gathered via Iraq Oil Report's network of reporters and contacts.
The chairman of the General Board of Kurdistan Areas outside the Kurdistan Region Administration discusses efforts to hold the referendum in areas outside formal KRG control, and expectations of Iraqi security forces afterward.
Kurdistan's financial crisis has provided an impetus for government reform, including overlapping efforts to fight low-level corruption.
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