Differences between Arbil and Baghdad remain oil and gas act neglect on the shelves of the House

November 17th, 2015

Despite the constitutional and economic importance of Baghdad-Osama: the oil and gas law is one of the important laws which did not acknowledge previous legislative sessions, although extremely important, is President of the survival of this law on the shelves to house its proposed differences between the Federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government.
A number of Iraqi Parliament members about the Committee on oil and energy that many developments had taken place since wording of previous drafts which did not succeed them deep financial crisis experienced by Iraq following the drop in oil prices and rising petroleum provinces voted and deepen the differences between the two Governments, demanding that "the oil-producing provinces fairly and treated as befits its economic stature.
He said the decision of the Commission on oil and energy fair parliamentary Khamis Al-mahalawi, speaking to the newspaper "new morning" to "prepare the draft law will not be easy in the present time due to the depth of the disagreements between the Federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, on the one hand, and between the Centre and national coalition parties.
Nechirvan Barzani, the territorial Government that the Baghdad Government will pay dues even if the territory the agreed quantity of oil.
Al-mahalawi said that "oil must be via company SOMO for oil is all Iraqis and not to reap big mnavaa province and another province penalized such as Basra, which exports about 80 percent of Iraq's oil.
The President said the Committee on oil and energy parliamentary Ares Abdullah that "the territorial Government, the Central Government called for increased oil exports above the agreed amount to be able to reimburse the latter territory but this did not happen.

Abdullah said the new newspaper "morning" that "Iraqi political blocs approve laws and strategies to the consensus rule, whether political or financial, and that this is also true for oil marketing company SOMO and the Kurdistan share issuances by population percentage.
And the President added that "the financial situation in Kurdistan is very critical with nearly 1.5 million displaced people and budget deficit 25 trillion dinars and its strained political and economic ties.
He said that "as a result of political struggles between the blocks will defer to law later and not addressed in the current circumstances affecting the country.
For his part, political analyst Jassem Al-Moussawi ruled out that "accepts the KRG to export oil through SOMO or abide by the agreement reached with Baghdad, upheavals to the weak position of the Federal Government.
Adel Abdul Mahdi was oil Minister had said earlier in the House hosted, that "responsibility for non-oil and gas Act legislation be borne by all concerned," he said, adding that "the absence of law and regulations have made it difficult to resolve the issues of oil export by region".
With the Kurdistan Regional Government announced earlier to reach a comprehensive agreement with the Baghdad Government on outstanding issues between the two sides, especially regarding oil exports and the transfer of funds from the budget of the Iraqi territory.