Movement to pass a law regarding establishing a national oil company

Posted: July 25, 2013 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
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25/07/2013 12:00 AM

Baghdad Shaima Rashid
considered the Commission on oil and energy parliamentary that political differences the most prominent obstacles that have prevented the adoption of several important laws of the country, especially oil and gas law, which it considered legislation that are no less important than the Constitution, revealed the existence of the movement to pass the law of the national oil company which could be a contributing factor in the enactment of the oil and gas, according to the Commission.

, and the way of approving oil and gas law, some of the obstacles which differs by region and center, especially things that pertain to revenue, and methods of contracting with international companies, as well as technical aspects other.

decision of the Commission on oil and energy Qasim Mchkta stressed the importance of the existence of a national consensus for legislation important laws, including the oil and gas law, which is considered of laws vital that comes after the constitution to its importance.

between Mchkta in an interview »Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network», having set points related legislation this law , will be present in the meetings of the joint committees between Baghdad and Erbil, especially as the agreement signed between the central government and the provincial government last April includes the need to resolve this file as soon as possible.

noted that the joint committees between the Kurdistan region and the center resumed its work to resolve outstanding
issues between the parties, the center’s insistence shown by the National Alliance for the settlement of all files is different on them, particularly oil and gas laws and border demarcation and Article 140, which is the same thing expressed by the coalition of Kurdish blocs, when expressed welcomed the move which he described as »positive».

between Mchkta having moved into the oil and energy to resolve the issue of the law National Oil Company, which is one of the companies affiliated to the law, which in the case of moving this law, it is hoped to be a contributing factor in the enactment of the oil and gas with a national consensus.

and the Attorney that the law of oil and gas, important laws, which could work to organize the economic sector, especially as the oil constitute 95 percent of Iraq’s exports and 90 percent of the revenues of the federal government, so it can not be a sector of this size without the law is organized, warning that leaving the oil sector without the law is can offer it for many of the failures and problems in the future.

and on the main points of contention on this law, explained Mchkta that there are many points of contention, notably dependency Federal Council for Oil and gas insisted the Commission on oil and energy to be a body independent to carry out their duties, but that the opinion of the central government is to be affiliated to the Council of Ministers, noting that the point contentious second related to neglecting the government project for the role of producing provinces, as well as regions in the policy-making oil, and the other point is the formation of a body to end the differences oil on Contracts for the Kurdistan region and the federal government.

, it surprised a member of the Oil and Energy Committee Mutashar samurai survival of the oil sector without the law until far.

Samarrai said in an interview »Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network»: There is no justification for the survival of the oil wealth is managed without law, pointing to the existence of trying to block the adoption of this law, especially with the presence of beneficiaries, without being called those actors.

, and continued: calls for action by law or in the version presented in 2007, is the most prominent solutions that could lead to the results lead to the adoption of the law, and in the event of a considerable constraints it is possible to modify some of the paragraphs of the law.

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