Arbil likely to resolve differences with Baghdad as soon as the enactment of the oil and gas

Arbil likely to resolve differences with Baghdad as soon as the enactment of the oil and gas

Thursday, 11 June / July 2013 12:08 | | |

Arbil likely to resolve differences with Baghdad as soon as the enactment of the oil and gas{Baghdad: Euphrates News} favored the Minister of Natural Resources in Kurdistan, Ashti Hawrami, to proceed with oil and gas law will lead to the resolution of all disputes between Baghdad and Erbil, indicating that the oil reserves in the region more than 45 billion barrels, calling on the federal government to { 55} million barrels of fuel was received by the province since 2004.

Hawrami said, in authorizing a news agency received {Euphrates News} a copy of it on Thursday, said that “negotiations with Baghdad will be according to the law that determines the financial dues to the Kurdistan region of federal revenues,” noting that “the Government of the Territory informed Baghdad earlier this year that companies invested requests more than $ 3.5 billion and this constitutional merits. ”

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, has said during a joint news conference with President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, after the arrival of the last to Baghdad last Sunday, said that “the dispute between the central government and the provincial government was due to some articles of the Constitution,” stressing that “there is no disagreement with the Kurds on Article {140} But there is a difference in views, “adding that” the circumstances that surround us need to find climates quiet resolve outstanding problems between the country for immunization of the country, “stressing that” the supreme interest of the country is more important than everything should be problem-solving framework love and partnership. ”

The head of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, said that “there is a real will on both sides to resolve outstanding problems between Baghdad and Arbil.”

He Hawrami that “it is under an agreement with Baghdad to export our production requirement of deduction of 50% of its imports to pay dues companies and the other half goes to the state treasury but what happened is that the seizure of all imports,” denying “export region for crude oil without coordination with the Center “stressing that” there is no smuggling of oil do not accept these accusations and what was his claim is a legal entitlement and came because we Mnanahm from seizing it. ”

Hawrami criticized “the running of the country’s imports, which are still on the way wealth of the former regime and laws that compel us strongly of the federal government,” and urged the central government to “55 million barrels not Ntzlmh of fuel for domestic consumption from 2004 to 2012 ” .

He stressed the need for “the enactment of the oil and gas,” probable “This law, which we seek to pass according to the constitution will be the key for all the contentious issues between the two sides in the oil sector,” adding that “most of the differences political resulting from the non-application of the Constitution in relation to the distribution of proceeds.”

The different governments of the center and the Kurdistan region on oil and imports in the northern provinces, where demands Baghdad that the agreements with foreign companies and local communities on exploration Baalmha and send the province the money arising from the issue of export to the center, as long as the province receives its budget, amounting to 17% of Baghdad, while requiring the province to pay The central government entitlements oil companies operating in it to send the money.

This is most likely a member of the Commission on oil and energy parliamentary Furat al-Shara, said that the House of Representatives approval of the law of oil and gas during the Alldorth current, indicating that this law comes after the Constitution in terms of importance, where he told {Euphrates News} that “there is serious intention, and discourage high to approve oil and gas law and vote on it during the remainder of the legislative term of the House of Representatives, “noting that “the delay in the adoption of this law was the result of political differences, and administrative intersections between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government and between the political blocs. ”

However, Hawrami that “the pressure exerted by Baghdad on oil companies operating in the region, does not affect the work of these companies and is ready to continue despite the delay in payment of dues” estimated that “the provision of crude oil within the territory of Kurdistan except the disputed areas b {45} billion barrels are The increase gas initial estimates indicate 100 or 200 trillion cubic meters. ”

He added that “his ministry production target in 2015 million barrels per day, even up in 2019 to two million barrels per day, either raw filter producing fuels Vmtouka have to rise to 150 thousand barrels per day and can be up to 250 thousand.” Ended