We have not received one barrel of Kurdistan under the budget paragraphs

We have not received one barrel of Kurdistan under the budget paragraphs

Sunday 10 March 2019 | 11:32 am

Oil - We have not received one barrel of Kurdistan under the budget paragraphsThe Ministry of Oil announced on Sunday that it will not receive a single barrel from Kurdistan under the 250 b / y of the budget of 2019, likely to witness the next few days the escalation of efforts to hold a meeting between the federal government and the Kurdistan region to discuss the oil file between them.

The Minister of Oil Thamer Ghadhban said in a press statement that “the federal government has not held so far, negotiations with the Kurdistan region on the oil file because of concern during the previous period to form the federal government and the adoption of the budget law along with the formation of the provincial government took some time, That “the next few days witnessed the escalation of efforts to hold a meeting between the two parties to discuss the oil file.”

“The budget law contains a clear paragraph that requires the region to deliver 250 thousand barrels of oil exported from there to the federal government, especially that the region currently produces more than 400 thousand of them a day,” adding that “the government has not received so far, A barrel of one of the 250 thousand barrels because there is no procedural agreement between the two sides. ”

The minister added that “the region has over the past four years, give any amount of oil produced there to the federal government except for a partial amount and for one year, despite the presence of text in the budget emphasizes the need for the region to hand over part of the quantities produced there,” expressing ” Optimistic about the implementation of what came in the budget of the current year as it is not possible to proceed together with the adoption of the system of laws, and go to the legislative authority on oil and gas laws and the National Oil Company, and the reorganization of the Ministry of Oil, and financial resources. ”

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