Mahmoud Othman: Washington supports the issue of Baghdad in decades, "Exxon Mobil" oil 30/11/2011 14:58

Dohuk November 30 (Rn) Deputy from the Kurdistan Alliance in the Iraqi Council of Representatives, Wednesday, that Washington was on the side of Baghdad in the issue of oil contracts for Exxon Mobil with the Kurdistan region, noting that the pressures on the company will make it bow to Baghdad at the end.

Said Mahmoud Othman, a Kurdish news agency (Rn) announced today that "the directives of the government of Iraq about the Exxon Mobil serious legal, and remains a political and not economic," adding that "Baghdad believes that this company great and important, and it must choose between its contracts with the Kurdistan region or with Baghdad, where it has large contracts and the huge West Qurna (south The Federal Ministry of Oil has confirmed it will not allow Exxon Mobil to enter into licensing rounds, the fourth, in the case decided to continue the work in the implementation of the six decades it has with the Kurdistan Regional Government, because they violated laws that work and fabricated by the Oil Ministry, through a contract with the Government of Arbil Ptnguib six oil sites.

The U.S. company Exxon Mobil that Pttoiralhakol oil in the province of Basra, has announced receiving approval Shahristani to work in the Kurdistan region in the field of oil exploration.

Othman said that "Iraqi and U.S. governments consolidated their position about this problem", describing the U.S. position as "bad about Kurdistan," likely to "give in Exxon Mobil to Baghdad at the end of the day."
He said that Exxon Mobil to stop working in the region will return to the general loss of Iraqi members, including the people of Kurdistan, because "the sale and imports of oil from Kurdistan, is in the treasury the federal government."
In the opinion of the Kurdistan Regional Government said that the draft law, however, focus the powers of the Federal Government in the management of oil wealth at the expense of the region and the provinces, as it passed by the Council of Ministers, without due process of law.
The Iraqi cabinet approved a draft law of oil and gas in 2007 but faced a Kurdish objection, observers believe it represents the differences between Erbil and Baghdad on oil revenue sharing and control of some fields in northern Iraq and the Kurdistan region.
The law will determine the party that controls the vast oil reserves, Iraq's fourth-largest reserves in the world and also aims to attract foreign investors.
While Iraq is seeking to increase production capacity in the coming years to reach 12 million barrels per day.