BP PLC will return to northern Iraq for the first time since Islamic State swept through the region three years ago, potentially heralding a new era of stability in one of the world’s most dangerous energy-production provinces. The move thrusts BP back into a volatile region that it fled along with Iraqi forces in 2014 as Islamic State approached. Iraqi Kurds, who have a semi-autonomous region of the country nearby, defended and held Kirkuk and its oil fields for about three years but quickly ceded them in October when Iraqi forces moved in after vanquishing Islamic State. BP’s decision marks another step toward normality for oil companies working in northern Iraq . Chevron Corp. said Wednesday it would resume drilling in the area controlled by […]