Non-enactment of the oil and gas reason for differences between the governments of Baghdad and Erbil
Congress: non-enactment of the oil and gas the most important reasons for the escalation of differences between the governments of Baghdad and Erbil
17/04/2013 (23:01 pm)
BAGHDAD / tributary cactus
Counting members of the House of Representatives not to the enactment of the oil and gas strategic main reason to create problems and tensions between the central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, pointing to the lack of approval contributed to the lack of transparency leads to suspicion and mistrust between the parties.
Says a member of the House of Representatives Othman Algehiche: that all the problems that arise between the Kurdistan region and the center related to the oil and dues and oil companies and other things that could solve all only if initiated oil and gas law because of its importance on both sides.
And added Algehiche in a statement to (range): The oil and gas law is the backbone of the organization of the sector, which depends upon the country economically and not legislation contributes to the creation of problems it can not go away without approval.
He explained: there are points not accept enactment of this law because the legislation does not serve the interests While acknowledging the public interest of the country and always have to give priority to what is in the public interest on personal, pointing out, having blurry and lack of clarity in the files of oil and gas and its derivatives, licenses and other other matters relating to the sector oil and approve law Sevsah all these milestones.
Called Algehiche, the political blocs and the parliament to expedite the inclusion of the law on the agenda being one of the main important laws that must be accelerate بتشريعه of House of Representatives in order to resolve these differences and to develop an institutional mechanism of action to the issue of oil and gas and the nature of the relationship between the center and the region.
To see a member of the Oil and Energy Committee Furat MP Mohsen al-Shara, that the absence of legislation, the law contributes to the lack of transparency leads to suspicion and mistrust between the central government on the one hand and the Kurdistan region and local governments on the other.
Shara said in connection with the (term): The oil and gas law is the one who arranges the relationship between the investing companies and Iraq, and also between the federal government and the region and his absence makes the tense relations.
In between, there are many artificial reasons led to the deterioration of the relationship between the region and the center, but that the absence of oil and gas law is why the strategic basis for that vital economic issue depends upon the entire country on the grounds that the oil sector is the lifeblood of the country’s economy.
He explained Shara: There in the oil and gas law five points of disagreement head between the two governments lies in the administration first and the Federal Council and acquisitions and the validity of the provincial and federal government and last but not least understanding of the constitutional articles 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116 Each read these materials from the party that believes their interests.
He pointed out that the failure of the Commission on oil and energy solutions is an extension of the political differences between the political blocs, especially since a lot of the members of the Commission on oil and energy policy, which represents belongs in the bloc.
He had confirmed the decision of the Commission on oil and energy MP Qassim Mohammed Mchkta, that all charges against the Kurdistan Regional Government on matters of oil void for lack of oil and gas law.
Mchkta said in a statement told the independent press (Iba): The lack of legislation, the law of oil and gas makes all the charges against the KRG oil smuggling and investment contracts false accusations and lacks legitimacy.
He pointed out that the legislation of the oil and gas law will contribute to the elimination of financial and administrative corruption in the state and limits the internal differences between the center and the region and establishes the powers and responsibilities of all oil-producing provinces. ”
He said, “All what the region from investment contracts is to increase oil yields, indicating that they go to the central government for the development of the oil industry and serve the interests of the Iraqi people.