Iraq: Kurds assert their rejection of any oil law does not guarantee their right to contract and management

Iraq: Kurds assert their rejection of any oil law does not guarantee their right to contract and management

25/07/2012 13:18

Baghdad, July 25 (Rn) – The Kurdistan Alliance, Wednesday, his rejection of any law of oil and gas does not guarantee the right of the Kurdistan region to contract with the oil companies and the right in the management of oil wealth, while the commission said thumbnail of oil and energy parliamentary she heard from the Minister of Natural Resources in the province of Kurdistan and his advisers the reasons for lack of commitment by the province in coordination with the Centre in the export of oil.signed a region about 40 oil contracts with international companies to develop oil fields, but Baghdad does not recognize such contracts, the two sides had several rounds of negotiations without reaching a final solution on them, to by the existence of differences on the draft law of oil and gas. The Kurdistan Regional Government announced in April last stop oil deliveries because of lack of access to funds claimed by the federal government about a year ago. A spokesman for the coalition supporter Ok, told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that “no law shall be legislation for the oil and gas does not guarantee the right of the Kurdistan region to contract with oil companies and the management of oil wealth will be rejected. ” He said good that “The federal government is still insisting that the oil must be managed centrally and that much of a difference,” adding that “the Kurdistan region will not accept a centralized and will not accept assignment of benefits gained since the nineties of the last century, laws were prescribed previously. ” The Kurds Trends Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, Hussein al-Shahristani, in the central administration of the oil wealth in violation of Article 111 of the Iraqi Constitution, which states that management is common. Since approval of the Iraqi Constitution, such as the Law oil and gas major outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil, which is no less important for decision makers in the region on Article 140 of the Constitution relating to the disputed areas. so said the mini-committee of the oil and energy parliamentary visited the Kurdistan region in earlier Wednesday, she heard from the Minister of Natural Resources in the region and his advisers the reasons for lack of commitment by the province in coordination with the Centre the issue of oil, indicating that the officials in the province showed their willingness to deal with the federal government on the export of oil. A delegation from the Committee on Energy parliamentary ended the visit to the Kurdistan region last week to listen to the notes and views on the file differences in the export of Kurdistan crude oil to Turkey.A member of the thumbnail and Vice Chairman of the Commission on oil and energy parliamentary Ali Fayad told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that “the Committee that visited the province of Kurdistan, I have some irregularities on the region on the export of oil, but we met the officials in the region, their willingness to cooperate with the central government and re-export of oil and treated according to the dictates of the Constitution and national commitments. ” said Fayad, “The Committee met with the Minister of Natural Resources in the province and a number of his advisers and listened to their problems, which would convey to the Ministry of Oil.” and signed the region about 40 oil contracts with international companies to develop oil fields, but Baghdad does not recognize such contracts, the two sides had several rounds of negotiations without reaching a final solution which, in addition to the existence of differences on the draft law of oil and gas. The Kurdistan Regional Government announced in April last stop oil deliveries because of lack of access to funds claimed by the federal government about a year ago. From: Raman Brosk, the Open: Peace Baghdadi

Source: aknews