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This week on Marketplace Middle East

This week, MME takes a look at the true oil potential of Iraq and Iran, two of the Middle East's most volatile oil and gas producers.
This week, MME takes a look at the true oil potential of Iraq and Iran, two of the Middle East's most volatile oil and gas producers.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Iraq's oil reserves have been revised upwards by 24 percent
  • Iran has big reserves but continues to be faced with international sanctions
  • MME examines the true potential of these two volatile oil and gas producers
  • Plus, Fereidun Fesharaki, Chairman, Facts Global Energy on Iran's oil

In focus: Iraq/Iran oil potential

Iraq's Oil Ministry recently revised upwards the country's proven oil reserves by 24 percent. But the country remains fundamentally unstable and the oil sector's infrastructure is antiquated.

Meanwhile, its neighbor Iran is faced with international sanctions. MME examines the true oil potential of two of the Middle East's most volatile oil and gas producers.

Facetime: Fereidun Fesharaki, Chairman, Facts Global Energy

Iran is in the top tier in terms of oil and natural gas reserves, but sanctions are driving investment away. Can sanctions truly cripple Iran's future capacity or can the void be filled by others like China?

MME speaks to Fereidun Fesharaki, former energy adviser to the Iranian government and Chairman of leading consultancy FACTS Global Energy.

Watch the show this week at the times (GMT) below:

Friday: 0945, 1745
Saturday: 0700
Sunday: 0600, 1745
Mondays: 0145