Iraq retains major oil, gas potential amid challenges, AC forum told

Iraq’s oil and gas potential remains considerable despite a wide range of challenges the country faces, speakers agreed at an Atlantic Council forum for the US launch of a new report. “With the exception of the US, Iraq mounted the biggest production increases of any producer in the world between 2011 and 2016, which is a pretty significant achievement,” said the report’s author, Ellen Scholl, deputy director at the AC’s Global Energy Center.