Iraqi Oil Ministry exclude Exxon from a tour of the energy bids

19/04/2012 PM - 2:44 p.m. | Hits: 5

Baghdad / Editor in Buratha Economic News

Showed a statement on the website of the Iraqi Oil Ministry on Thursday to exclude Exxon Mobil from a final list of 47 companies eligible to participate in the next round of bidding privileges for energy exploration in Iraq.

And Exxon, which has been ruled out in the list until the beginning of February, while Indonesia's Pertamina added and the Syrian Oil Company.

The Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul Karim said the coffee on the ninth of April, that Baghdad is still considering whether to allow Exxon Mobil to participate in the fourth round of bidding because of a dispute over oil contracts signed by the company with the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

The Oil Ministry said that the meetings are scheduled round of bidding on 30 and 31 May.

It was learned that this decision has been taken against the backdrop of a contract by Exxon with the Kurdistan Regional Government to explore the territory of the province is prepared by the Maliki government encroachment on the powers, and this leads the file that caused the escalation of disputes between the central government and provincial government, Hussein Shahristani, the deputy prime minister for energy