A parliamentary committee: Can not pass a law of oil and gas without the Iraqi List
10/01/2012 10:43

Baghdad, January 10 (Rn) - The Commission on oil and energy parliamentary Tuesday, it had postponed a debate on the draft law of oil and gas within the Commission because of the absent members of the Iraqi List of meetings, noting that this law, a compromise can not be voted on only the existence of all. The Committee revealed in (03/01/2012) about the agreement in principle has recently been the province of Kurdistan and the federal government on a new formula to approve oil and gas law, explaining that she was currently working to translate the consensus of the combination of the draft law and its proposal. and ended the three committees negotiating a joint between Baghdad and Erbil the end of October / October negotiations in Baghdad on the outstanding issues, and raised the three reports to the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. and said committee member Susan Saad, told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that "the Commission on oil and energy has left the debate on the draft law of oil and gas due to the absence of the Iraqi List "she said," This law is sensitive and needs to the presence of all members and with the absence of the Iraqi List, we can not continue to study the project. " She said Saad, "These decisions need any decision in partnership all the political blocs and if absent Iraq can not be marginalized," and hoped to be involved Iraq's future meetings in order to complete this draft law and submit to the Council for a vote. She added that "there are claims of urgent legislation to this law," indicating that "there are many crises occur between the Oil Ministry and the local councils and we need legislation of this law but the law is a compromise must be all the blocks that vote on it, "noting that" if it insisted the Iraqi List, not to attend will have to take our decisions through the present. " Since the adoption of the Constitution of Iraq, such as oil and gas law the most outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil, which is no less important for decision makers in the region for Article 140 of the Constitution on the disputed areas. The dispute is between Arbil and Baghdad on 41 oil contracts signed by the provincial government since 2007 and now Baghdad and described the lack of transparency in the signature. The rejection of the Kurdistan region recently a draft law of oil and gas approved by the Iraqi government and sent to the House of Representatives for approval. say the province, said the draft law focuses powers, however, the federal government in the management of oil wealth at the expense of the region and the provinces, as it passed by the Council of Ministers, without due process of law. The oil imports About 95% of Iraq's budget, but so far no country law regulating its affairs after the failure of the House of Representatives Bdorth previous pass oil and gas law, which was expected to rise oil situation if approved. From: Yazan al-Shammari, the Open: