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26 September

Changing Iraqi crude flows

Brent crude prices were propelled to a two-year high yesterday, triggered by concerns about a Kurdish referendum vote to seek independence from Iraq. Although the vote is non-binding, a yes vote would pave the way for negotiations to secede from Iraq.

Neighboring countries such as Iran and Turkey are against the referendum, fearing that it will stoke separatist sentiment among the Kurdish...

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Matt Smith deciphers and distills what is most relevant across the energy complex into cohesive and pithy knowledge you can use. The belly laugh is a bonus.

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Dan Graeber has spent more than a decade teaching international relations theory and has a deep academic background in general semantics. Prior to joining ClipperData as its chief editor, he was the lead energy correspondent at United Press International.

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