11/19/2014 (0:01 pm)

The government is "unified draft" of the law of oil and gas jointly prepared Erbil and Basra

BAGHDAD / Mohammad Sabah

Revealed to the Commission on oil and parliamentary power, re-draft of the "Oil and Gas Law" to the Council of Ministers to make modifications imposed by the current circumstances, including the recent agreement signed between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, which, during a visit fruitful negotiations conducted by the Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi in Arbil.

He said members of the Committee that the Government of Haider al-Abadi was readying a draft that includes all items included in previous versions, stressing that the adoption of the law would regulate the relationship of Baghdad province and the oil-producing provinces, while the president of the Commission that there is a crystallization of ideas producing provinces such as Basra, and taken into account in this context.

Kurdish lawmaker revealed that a delegation will visit Baghdad, Arbil, which together with the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Nechirvan Barzani, will discuss the possibility of exporting oil through the Kirkuk region.

This comes at a time inside the Kurdistan Alliance sources confirmed that "the Kurdish delegation will arrive in Baghdad within the next few hours."

The sources indicated, who asked not to be identified, in an interview for the "long", "The delegation will hold a series of meetings with officials in the federal government in order to enter the oil agreement into force," indicating that "there is a committee formed by the two sides in Erbil and Baghdad to resolving all the problems including oil and gas law."

Commenting on this, Ares Abdullah, head of the Oil and Energy Committee in the House of Representatives for the "long", says that "non-enactment of the oil and gas law for the past period led to the aggravation of many and complex problems in the oil sector and in particular between the KRG and Baghdad," pointing to "The government is currently engaged in the preparation of a new draft of the oil and gas agreed upon by all parties and sent to the parliament."

Abdullah is expected to "lead the enactment of this law to regulate the oil wealth producing and exporting management between the federal and the Kurdistan government, and the cities of Basra, Maysan and Kirkuk, which would eliminate all the differences and obstacles accumulated," stressing that "the adoption of the oil and gas law is one of the priorities of the work of the parliament for this session."

The implications of the draft oil and gas law sharp differences between the Kurdistan Alliance and a coalition of state law during the second term of former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki period, which caused delay it in the House of Representatives for more than once.

Indicates MP for the National Union of Kurdistan bloc that "the House of Representatives is expected to complete the government for amendments to the draft oil and gas law and send it to the House of Representatives," calling to "crystallize a unified ideas between the provincial government and Baghdad and oil-producing provinces on the provisions of this new draft."

And on the upcoming visit of the President of the Government of the Territory to Baghdad, Ares Abdullah, said that "illustrates the Kurdish delegation will discuss with the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi several topics most important push stalled KRG staff entitlements since the month of February as well as the possibility of exporting Kirkuk oil through the territory of Kurdistan."

He believes that "this visit will contribute to resolving all outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil, rooted in a long time."

Abdullah asserts that "the lack of legislation, the law of oil and gas regulation will hinder any oil relationship between the government and the regions on the one hand and the oil-producing provinces on the other hand."

Said Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, hosted by the Chamber of Deputies, the lack of legislation law of oil and energy made it difficult to resolve the issues of export of oil from the region before.

He explained that the agreement that we are trying to reach him to export oil through the territory lines will be for the benefit of all, especially the provinces that export oil pipeline from Kirkuk will be inoperable even if the city of Mosul has been edited.

Turn Qubool says Ali, Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on oil and energy, "The committee re-draft oil and gas law, which came to Parliament in the previous session, to the government to make some amendments and additions in accordance with the applicable current circumstances."

He Qubool, in an interview with the "long", "The government has promised the Commission on oil and energy to complete the draft of this project and send it to parliament as soon as possible in the hope of approval in order to regulate the export and production of oil in Kurdistan and the producing provinces."

Attention MP for the coalition of state law that "the chairmanship of the former Parliament is decided to adopt the draft committee parliamentary energy which has sent to the government recently," likely "that the government integrate items all drafts put forward previously unified project and send it to the House of Representatives."

And on the points of contention between Baghdad and the Kurdistan region, says Qubool that "there is a moot point hindered the enactment of the oil and gas law in the previous time is how to export oil," noting that "the Kurds are demanding the export of the region’s oil through their own company, while the federal government believes that the export Oil should be across the SOMO."

The Erbil and agreed to export oil through the restructuring conditioned Sumo Board of Directors to represent all producing provinces according to the constitution, a proposal has received wide acceptance in Basra, too, but the previous government neglected.

And refers to a member of the parliamentary energy committee that "the new agreement between the KRG and the federal government will ensure that clauses in the draft of the new oil and gas."

Qubool noted that "the government has sent oil minister to the House of Representatives, in two sessions Thursday and Monday, in order to inform the House of Representatives on the details of this agreement."

And asserts that "the agreement is included in the national paper, which obliges the government to pay financial advances to the Kurdistan region with the region’s oil delivery to the Federal Government to be implemented within one month of the formation of the government."

And announced the Kurdistan Regional Government, in (November 13, 2014), in an agreement with the Baghdad government to solve the "full and fair" to the problems between the two sides, stressing that the federal government will pay the province $ 500 million, as will transform the Government of the Territory of 150 thousand barrels of crude oil per day at the disposal of the federal government.


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Oil Minister: Non- passing important laws and legislation led to obstruct the country’s decentralized system

15/11/2014 11:07:00


BAGHDAD / NINA / Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said the failure to approve a series of important laws led to obstruct the application of country’s decentralized system.

Abdul-Mahdi, in a speech during a workshop hosted by the Oil Ministry to coordinate with local governments, said: "The failure to approve a series of laws, including gas oil, national oil companies and the law of the provinces, which was rejected by the previous government, has contributed significantly to the non-application of the decentralized system in the country and intersects between the executive and legislative branches."

He added that "the Constitution, the laws and legislations would remain dead peppers if they were not applied by officials." / end

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Iraq to Make Changes in Oil and Gas Law

15.11.2014

BasNews, Erbil

The Iraqi Oil Minister has told reporters in Baghdad that the Iraqi government is waiting for a Kurdish delegation to arrive in Baghdad. Headed by Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, the delegation is expected to address the ongoing disputes over oil revenues.

Oil Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi held a press conference in Baghdad on Saturday to report on his recent visit to the Kurdistan Region and the agreement reached between Baghdad and Erbil on the longstanding issue of oil.

The minister told journalists that they have reached a preliminary agreement with Iraqi Kurds on oil issues between the two sides and said the agreement will open the door to increased Iraqi oil production.

“We will be happy to welcome the Kurdistan Prime Minister to Baghdad to solve the oil problems,” said Abdul Mahdi.

“The Iraqi government is hopeful that this agreement will increase Iraqi oil production,’ he added.

He said that they would “make amendments to Iraqi oil and gas law and will try to give more specialized powers to provinces which have their own oil,” added the Iraqi oil Minister, who is from the Iraqi majority Shiite sect.

On Thursday, Abdul Mahdi visited Erbil and met with senior Kurdish officials. The Kurds agreed to put 150,000 barrels of crude oil per day at the disposal of Iraq’s federal government and in return Baghdad has agreed to transfer $500 million to the Kurdish government this month.

Adil Abdul Mahdi also said that the federal government was unaware of the extent of oil development in the Kurdistan Region, because of the conflict between Baghdad and Erbil.

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Iraqi Kurdistan govt approves bills to regulate the management of oil wealth and its revenues

The government’s cabinet of Kurdistan region. Photo: KRG See Related Articles

November 12, 2014

ERBIL-Hewlêr, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) ratified in its session on Wednesday, led by PM Nechirvan Barzani the draft law of (Kurdistan company to explore and produce oil) and the law of (imports of oil and gas fund company in Kurdistan region).

A statement by KRG said that “The government’s cabinet of Kurdistan region held today its usual weekly session, adding that Barzani spoke at the beginning of the meeting about attending Kurdistan parliament’s session for oil and gas, which was held last Monday to brief lawmakers on oil file and problems with Baghdad in this regard.

Barzani also talked about complaints of MPs in the delayed response to inquiries by the ministers of KRG, calling for the preparation of a mechanism to answer queries in the legal date, which is 15 days.

Kurdistan Prime Minster demanded to take the issue of questioning and follow-up and control of the affairs of the parliament and government ministries with full coordination with the Parliament and not to neglect their inquiries.

The Minister of Natural Resources, Ashti Hawrami submitted the first paragraph of the meeting that took place to discuss the draft law (Kurdistan company to explore and produce oil) and after the presentation of a set of observations and opinions by the Cabinet , the law was approved, noting that the Cabinet decided to send the project to Kurdistan Parliament.

The statement said that the law stipulates that the company will prepare plans for administrative, financial, technical, and policy and management of the oil sector in order to be consistent with the oil sector.

KRG statement noted that the company and in consultation and coordination with the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Council of Ministers for oil and gas will oversee all fields of oil and gas sector in the region, such as signing of exploration and extraction of oil as well as development and production of oil , exporting and marketing it in the region, Iraq and abroad and all business activities related to the oil and gas sector contracts.

The statement noted that the company will be within a certain period a joint-stock company and the citizens can buy shares, which will be organized later by a law.

The statement noted that the second paragraph of the meeting also was related to the oil sector presented by Hawrami and discussions were held as the law of (oil and gas imports fund in Kurdistan region) was approved in which will include all imports of oil and gas.

After conducting extensive discussions about this law and the observations by the Minister , it law has been approved and sent to Parliament.

On the differences and problems between Baghdad and Erbil, Barzani renewed his assertion that from the priorities of KRG is to reach an agreement with the federal government and find a mechanism so that no one can cut off whatever his position is, Kurdistan Regional Government’s budget or take individual decisions.

Regarding the oil problems with Baghdad , Barzani stressed that he would not allow in any way that SOMO controls the region’s oil, adding that KRG is ready to cooperate with them in the matter of production and sale of oil and transparency.

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Deputy for the National: oil and gas law has read it and we are waiting for the Commission sent

  • Agency eighth day
  • November 11, 2014, 13:14

Baghdad _ ((eighth day))

MP for the National Alliance on Qubool that oil and gas law has been read in the House of Representatives and the amendments carried out by the Commission pending the House of Representatives to bring him back to it.

Qubool said in a statement to the Agency ((eighth day)) that "the oil and gas law has been read in the House of Representatives and the Committee on Oil and Gas Pantzalar the House of Representatives to bring him back to it."

He added that "tomorrow will be a meeting for the study of law by the relevant committee."

Stressing "was a settlement on the law to resolve disputes between the governments of the center and the region."

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The arrival of the draft oil and gas law amended to parliament for approval


10/11/2014

BAGHDAD / JD / .. announced the Commission on oil and energy parliamentary, for the arrival of a copy of oil and gas law amended to the House for discussion and vote on them, while expressing its quest to end all disputes between the blocks around the law to speed up endorsing.

Said committee member Rep. Fatima Zergawi Agency / JD /: "The government has sent the amended version of the oil and gas law for the Presidency of the Council of Representatives, for the purpose of discussing the law and vote on it," pointing out that "the committee will discuss the law and be incorporated into the work of the House of Representatives agenda for approval."

She added: "The Commission on oil and energy parliamentary strive to end all differences of political blocs on some paragraphs of the oil and gas law to reach a final agreement and vote on it during the next few days, he is one of the important laws regulating the operation of oil and gas industry and distributes powers between the federal government and the governments local provinces and the province on oil "./ ended / 8 /

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Date: Saturday, November 08, 2014
Source: IranOilGas.com

Kurdistan oil sales hit $3bn, to pay producers: Reuters

Iraqi Kurdistan has sold 34.5 million barrels of oil worth almost $3 billion since January, the Kurdistan Regional Government said, despite opposition from the federal government to independent oil sales from the region.

The KRG said in a statement on Friday that it would make an initial payment of $75 million to oil producing companies for their exports and would make further payments on a regular basis, sparking a rally in producers’ share prices.

Companies producing oil in the semi-autonomous region include the UK’s Genel Energy, Gulf Keystone Petroleum and Afren, and Norway’s DNO. Shares in Gulf Keystone rose by more than 6 percent, and Genel shares rose more than 3 percent.

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The draft law of oil and gas on the table heads of blocs

Baraa Afif

23/10/2014

The Commission on oil and energy in the House of Representatives, said that negotiations are currently underway between the leaders of the blocs to reach agreement on a final version of the draft law of oil and gas, oil and an end to the dispute between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government.

He told committee member Hussein by Radio Free Iraq that "the Commission is considering the possibility of drafting a new oil and gas law satisfies all parties."

The last part of stressed member of the Kurdistan Alliance, Mahmoud Othman on the need to speed up the adoption of a new law for oil and gas to resolve all differences between the government and the provincial government Alathadbh.

To see that the legal expert Tariq Harb said that "the draft law of oil and gas as the previous need some simple modifications," explaining that "the adoption of this law will establish the Council of federal oil, which would end the differences between the parties relating to oil all."

The deputies stressed that differences of oil between Arbil and Baghdad will end according to Articles 111 and 112 of the Iraqi Constitution, as stipulate that oil and gas belongs to all Iraqis, and that the federal government in coordination with the oil-producing provinces are drawn oil policy strategy to achieve the greatest benefit for the Iraqi people.

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The draft law of oil and gas on the table heads of blocs

Baraa Afif

23/10/2014

The Commission on oil and energy in the House of Representatives, said that negotiations are currently underway between the leaders of the blocs to reach agreement on a final version of the draft law of oil and gas, oil and an end to the dispute between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government.

He told committee member Hussein by Radio Free Iraq that "the Commission is considering the possibility of drafting a new oil and gas law satisfies all parties."

The last part of stressed member of the Kurdistan Alliance, Mahmoud Othman on the need to speed up the adoption of a new law for oil and gas to resolve all differences between the government and the provincial government Alathadbh.

To see that the legal expert Tariq Harb said that "the draft law of oil and gas as the previous need some simple modifications," explaining that "the adoption of this law will establish the Council of federal oil, which would end the differences between the parties relating to oil all."

The deputies stressed that differences of oil between Arbil and Baghdad will end according to Articles 111 and 112 of the Iraqi Constitution, as stipulate that oil and gas belongs to all Iraqis, and that the federal government in coordination with the oil-producing provinces are drawn oil policy strategy to achieve the greatest benefit for the Iraqi people.

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The draft law of oil and gas on the table heads of blocs

Baraa Afif

23/10/2014

The Commission on oil and energy in the House of Representatives, said that negotiations are currently underway between the leaders of the blocs to reach agreement on a final version of the draft law of oil and gas, oil and an end to the dispute between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government.

He told committee member Hussein by Radio Free Iraq that "the Commission is considering the possibility of drafting a new oil and gas law satisfies all parties."

The last part of stressed member of the Kurdistan Alliance, Mahmoud Othman on the need to speed up the adoption of a new law for oil and gas to resolve all differences between the government and the provincial government Alathadbh.

To see that the legal expert Tariq Harb said that "the draft law of oil and gas as the previous need some simple modifications," explaining that "the adoption of this law will establish the Council of federal oil, which would end the differences between the parties relating to oil all."

The deputies stressed that differences of oil between Arbil and Baghdad will end according to Articles 111 and 112 of the Iraqi Constitution, as stipulate that oil and gas belongs to all Iraqis, and that the federal government in coordination with the oil-producing provinces are drawn oil policy strategy to achieve the greatest benefit for the Iraqi people.

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