UN team to follow up the oil law

Babinaoz (Reuters) – announced that the mission (UNAMI) a tendency to form a team from the United Nations to follow up the adoption of the law of oil and gas, as revealed to the parliamentary committee for the formation of a lobby to pass the law.

A representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq Martin Kobler: “It will be after Eid al-Fitr to form a team to follow up the adoption of the law of oil and gas, because of this law of importance to the Iraqi economy and the overall life in Iraq, and because the bulk of Iraq’s budget depends on the oil sector. “and stressed in a press statement, the need for consistent political blocs in the process of wealth-sharing oil

Yeh, in order to contribute to reviving the Iraqi economy, noting that all the political blocs are well informed that there is no room without a consensus on the distribution of oil wealth among the components of the Iraqi people.

The federal government announced in August of last year, for ratification of the draft oil law and gas, and decided to submit them to Parliament for approval, while the declared Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, Hussain al-Shahristani, the government introduced “some adjustments” to the draft oil law, which is long overdue and that reviewed by the Committee on Energy Council of Ministers. and I went back to the Commission on oil and energy parliamentary team checks on to follow the law of oil and gas move good and that would lead to approval.

said the Commission’s decision Qasim Muhammad’s (Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network): “The UN move to form a team checks on means on oil and gas law is a positive step and good.” and added that “it is These steps contribute to the adoption of the law of oil and gas, which is the most important after the Constitution. “He said the Commission’s decision that” the adoption of this law would eliminate cases of corruption that marred this area, “adding,” I believe that the end of the current political crisis that would also help completion of the law. “

As announced by the Commission on oil and energy Rep. Susan Saad that the committee was formed (lobby) to put pressure on the political blocs in order to determine the position of the law. It is noted that there are in the Commission three copies of the oil law, the first version drafted by the former, while the second version introduced in 2007 and wants the alliance Kurdistan where, while the central government emphasizes the need to adopt a recently approved by the Council of Ministers. Saad indicated that the law which will be held by the amendments during the second reading, as it will include a lot of important topics, similar to other laws that prepared and presented for discussion .. And thus will be the House of Representatives-Faisal to vote on any proposal.

“She said in a statement to measure the” Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network, “that there are” two versions presented by the government and the proposed Third, in advance of some members of the House of Representatives “, expressing concern about the delay in approving this law.” because the country needs him after that the reason behind a lot of problems between the center and the Kurdistan region, “especially that Article 112 is clear, so devolve and warp in line with the interests and approval of the law will determine the central subject and end the controversy.

Article (112) of the Constitution on the following : “First: The federal government will administer oil and gas extracted from current fields with the governments of producing regions and provinces, that the revenues will be distributed in a fair proportion to the population distribution across the country, with a quota for a specified period for affected regions, that were deprived in an unfair way by the former regime, which were damaged after that, to ensure balanced development in different parts of the country, and shall be regulated by law. Second: The federal government and governments of producing regions and provinces together will draw up strategic policies to develop oil and gas wealth, so as to achieve the highest benefit to the Iraqi people, relying most modern techniques of market principles and encouraging investment.