13/08/2012 12:37
BAGHDAD / Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network - The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, Hussein al-Shahristani said the Oil Ministry told the oil company Total was officially canceled contract with a group of companies in the Halfaya field in Maysan province on the back of its announcement last month concluded oil contracts with Kurdistan region in violation of the law .

Said Faisal Abdullah, a spokesman for al-Shahristani's (Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network) that "the oil ministry told the official oil company Total contravention the laws of Iraq and asked her to withdraw from the Halfaya field in Maysan province, and given the opportunity to liquidate its affairs by selling its stake to other companies or to cancel its contract with the province to continue to hold Halfaya. "

"The Ministry of Oil company Total follow up with actions and would fall for the decision to cancel contract in case the company canceled a contract with the Kurdistan region."

The federal government says that all oil contracts signed between foreign companies and oil between the Kurdistan region in violation of the Constitution and the law.

The constitution provides that oil and gas belongs to the people of Iraq and his administration to be centralized in coordination with the provinces and regions, and emphasizes that the region was struck Baghdad all its contracts without consulting the oil.