Basra demanding wider powers: change the name of the Southern Oil Company is futile

Wednesday 06-01-2016 | 2:33:38

Twilight News / Description Chairman of the Commission on oil and gas in the Basra Governorate Council Ali Shaddad Knight Cabinet's decision to change the name of the Southern Oil Company in Basra Oil Company otherwise useful and azathioprine added nothing to the people of the province, calling for granting local government wider participation in the political oil sketch and review licensing rounds powers Maagherh in the light of the Iraqi Constitution in Articles 111 and 112.

Said Knight in an interview with Lord of Twilight News, that the change of names only is useless without being accompanied by the powers provided to the Government of Basra allow them to follow up on the work of the company and access to oil projects implemented by it, pointing out that the company's oil ministry directly link and return to it in every nook and cranny will make It also is in the past without achieving any little thing.

Knight said that the Southern Oil Company has become one of the global companies and recognized in all institutions, including the oil (OPEC) and therefore change is a loss of the identity of the company which has achieved over the past years a lot of achievements on the local and global levels.

It is said that the Southern Oil Company is one of the largest state-owned companies in Iraq, was founded in 1969 and employs more than 20 thousand employees are distributed to dozens of oil fields and administrative bodies.