Parliamentary committee: We will not be voting on the law of oil and gas did not stop al-Shahristani interventions

Date: Thursday, 29.03.2012 7:20

 Baghdad / range
confirmed the Commission on oil and energy parliamentary, the day before yesterday, that the Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, Hussain al-Shahristani is trying to impose its hegemony and its resolutions on the political blocs in order to vote on the law of oil and gas in the form that satisfies the federal government, saying he will not vote on the law oil and gas did not stop al-Shahristani interventions.

Since approval of the Iraqi Constitution, such as oil and gas law the most outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil, and not less important for decision makers in the region on Article 140 of the Constitution relating to the disputed areas. The dispute is between Arbil and Baghdad on 41 oil contracts signed by the Government of the Territory since 2007 So far with international oil companies, as described in Baghdad in the absence of transparency about the signature.
A member of the Committee Farhad Atrushi told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) announced today that "there are many reasons stand in the passage of a law of oil and gas, especially since the Constitution gave the right of the regions and provinces to participate in the oil sector and the development strategy for this sector. "The Atrushi that" the Deputy Prime Minister Hussein al-Shahristani is trying to limit the powers between the Ministry of Oil and the federal government and the marginalization of the role of the regions where it is almost secondary, but the House of Representatives will vote on the law in this way. "and added that" al-Shahristani is the obstacle that stands to pass the law by imposing his opinion on the political blocs and with the support of each other. " Is pressing the Iraqi government toward that all the oil contracts signed by them by the Iraqi Oil Ministry, while calling the region the powers of the biggest in this regard so that it has the right to sign contracts without reference to Baghdad. The oil imports about 95% of Iraq's budget, but very Now there is no law regulating the country's affairs after the failure of the House of Representatives to pass Bdorth previous oil and gas law, which was expected to rise if approved oil situation.