Iraq announces a fourth round of bidding for oil and gas exploration of new blocks in the...

|By:, SA News Editor

Iraq announces a fourth round of bidding for oil and gas exploration of new blocks in the country, with the expected participation of 39 foreign companies including Chevron (CVX) and BP. ExxonMobil (XOM) is barred from the round because it entered into a deal with the Kurdish regional government to explore blocks in the semi-autonomous region. (earlier)