Maliki insist on the centrality of oil contracts: the contract did not give the right of any province
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2012 16:20
Twilight News / new Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, his commitment to the centrality of oil contracts, saying that the province did not give any right to contract with energy companies to explore for crude and others.
And re-Maliki dispute this statement - that already exists - with the Kurdistan Region, which is often considered the contracts concluded by the international oil companies illegal.
The roots of the crisis between Baghdad and Erbil to oil contracts were entered into the region has with international oil companies without the consent of the Federal Oil Ministry contracts that were considered "invalid" and contrary to the Constitution.
Al-Maliki said during a television interview published excerpts from his official said that "oil wealth for all Iraqis, and is hiring about it due to the Federal Ministry of Oil."
And whether the rest of the governorates of the Kurdistan Region or the authority to sign contracts with international oil companies, Maliki said in a statement seen by "Twilight News" that he "did not give any province the right to contract in this regard."
Among the foreign companies investing in Kurdistan Iraq Dyanao Norwegian company issued what came to 70 thousand barrels per day of Kurdistan since February, and got it for $ 60 million from the Government of Kurdistan last month, and $ 104 million last June.
The oil exports from Kurdistan had stopped in 2009 due to the conflict between Baghdad and the Kurdistan government, before resuming exports last February after the agreement of the parties to the conflict.
The local media pointed out that the Council of Ministers held its last meeting in Basra give local authorities the right to contract with companies in the oil, but Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, Hussain al-Shahristani was quick to deny the news.
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