Kurdistan declares achieve self-sufficiency in petroleum products next year 2013

Kurdistan declares achieve self-sufficiency in petroleum products next year 2013

Tuesday, October 16 1 / Okrudolf 2012 09:56

[Baghdad – where]

Announced the Kurdistan Regional Government achieved self-sufficiency in petroleum products next year 2013.

A statement from the Kurdistan Regional Government by the Minister of Natural Resources in the Kurdistan Regional Government Ashti Hawrami said that “the region will produce oil products sufficient to meet domestic demand and will complete self-sufficiency of petroleum products by next year, and may begin to export some of these products, and that imported oil products this year and receives small amounts of Baghdad. ”

He pointed to “the existence of talks with other oil companies interested to enter the region,” likely to “lead the expansion of all your refinery in Kurdistan to increase its capacity from 40 thousand barrels per day to a hundred thousand end of the year.”

And announced on September 13 of the last agreement between central Gmuten and the Kurdistan region includes the payment of foreign oil companies operating in the region, compared to the latter to raise its oil production to 200 thousand barrels per day.

For his part, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Rose Nuri Shaways in [2 September] start and the Federal Ministry of Finance to pay dues oil companies operating in the Kurdistan region.

The Kurdistan Regional Government has announced the beginning of April last stop exporting oil from the region until further notice, claiming a lack of commitment the federal government in Baghdad to pay dues to companies working for him, pointing out that “after consultations with the producing companies have taken the decision to stop exports until further notice, hoping to be This procedure temporarily and understands officials in the federal government that the non-payment of dues and failing to abide by the agreements is not in the benefit of the Iraqi people. ”

The odds between Arbil and Baghdad on 41 oil contracts signed by the provincial government since 2007 until now, and see the central government in Baghdad that any oil contract must be done with their consent. Ended.