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Parliamentary Energy praises the role of representatives of state forces in enacting important laws
  
{Political: Al Furat News} Head of the Oil, Gas and Natural Resources Committee Yahya Al-Ithawi praised, today, Saturday, the role of the representatives of the State Forces Alliance bloc.

Al-Ithawi visited the headquarters of the State Forces Alliance bloc in the House of Representatives, and was received by the coalition representative and member of the Oil and Gas Committee, Ali Shaddad Al-Faris.

A statement, which {Euphrates News} received a copy of, stated that "many axes were discussed during the meeting, most notably issues related to the oil, gas and energy sector in the country and the role of the committee in monitoring the work of institutions operating in this sector."

It also included "talking about the role played by the representatives of the coalition of state forces in supporting the legislative and oversight process, supporting the work of the Oil and Gas Committee, and emphasizing the legislative role in legislating laws, the most important of which is the Federal Oil and Gas Law and the Law of Agro-environmental Oil Coexistence."

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Parliamentary Energy: We are determined to resolve the region’s oil file and prevent its internationalization
  
{Economic: Al Furat News} The Parliamentary Oil and Energy Committee confirmed today, Saturday, its intention to resolve the Kurdistan region's oil file and prevent its internationalization.
 

A member of the committee, Adnan Al-Jabri, stressed through {Euphrates News} that "there should be a real move by the committee to resolve the Kurdistan region's oil file and not to delay it because it has taken an international and regional dimension."
He added, "The only person affected by it is the Iraqi citizen of all stripes, and today we find that all Iraqis are waiting for security and economic stability."
Al-Jabri indicated, "This file caused confusion for the state treasury and exacerbated problems within the region, with repercussions such as the high prices of oil derivatives and their scarcity."
Today, Saturday, the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, arrived in the capital, Baghdad, where he met Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, and it was agreed to deepen dialogues between the Federal Ministry of Oil and the Ministry of Natural Resources in the region; To address the outstanding issues, to continue working to reach common solutions, and to achieve a state of integration in the management of the oil file, in a manner that achieves the supreme interest of the Iraqi people. 
Barzani also met Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi to discuss the file of the oil and gas law legislation, where he reiterated the permanent readiness of the Kurdistan Regional Government to reach a radical solution to the problems, through discussions and dialogues between the federal government and the region in a radical way, and on the basis of the constitution.

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Parliamentary energy links the resolution of the region’s oil dispute to the form of the next government
  
{Politics: Al Furat News} The Parliamentary Oil and Energy Committee linked, today, Tuesday, a solution to the Kurdistan region's oil dispute with the form of the next government.
 

The first deputy of the committee, Ali Al-Machkoor, told Al-Furat News: "All the previous problems and pitfalls are present in the work of the committee, and one of the most prominent current problems is the issue of the Kurdistan region's oil."
He added, "It is not possible to proceed with solutions and understandings if we learn about the shape of the next government and its seriousness to solve the outstanding problems with the region, or it tries to turn a blind eye to the problems and transfer them to other sessions."
"After the government is formed and its features are known, it is certain that there will be proposals in this regard," he added.

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Parliamentary energy: Al-Kadhimi approved the export of oil and gas by the region

Parliamentary Energy: Al-Kadhimi approved oil and gas exports by the region - Iraq News Network (aliraqnews.com)

Parliamentary energy: Al-Kadhimi approved the export of oil and gas by the region
Last updated: July 27, 2022 - 2:58PM

"Barzani asked the president of the Supreme Judicial Council to deal with the region in accordance with the constitution," Sobhi said in a statement to the KDP's official website. "The visit of the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government to Baghdad has been very positive and the results of this visit will show a positive impact," he said.

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Parliamentary Committee: We have diagnosed the causes of the oil crisis between Baghdad and Erbil and we are trying to bring the views closer
 

Economy News - Baghdad

Adnan al-Jabri, a member of the parliamentary oil and energy committee, said Wednesday that the causes of the oil crisis between Baghdad and Erbil have been diagnosed.

"One of the most prominent of these reasons is the region's contractual obligations with international oil companies, whether they are extractive, transportation and export," al-Jabri told Euphrates News.

"These commitments are outside the controls and powers of the central oil ministry, which has kept these problems between the center and the region," he said.

"The committee and through the next ministry are trying to bring the views closer together and put in place the first steps to resolve this complex issue," al-Jabri said.


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Parliamentary energy diagnoses oil crisis between the center and the region

Parliamentary energy diagnoses oil crisis between the center and the region
  
The Parliamentary Oil and Energy Committee on Wednesday diagnosed the oil crisis between the center and the region and the continuing outstanding problems.

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"We have diagnosed the causes of the oil crisis between the region and the center, the most prominent of which are the region's contractual obligations with international oil companies, whether they are extractive, transportation and export," said Adnan al-Jabri, a member of the committee.
"These commitments are outside the controls and powers of the central oil ministry, which has kept these problems between the center and the region," he said.
"The committee and through the next ministry are trying to bring the views closer together and put in place the first steps to resolve this complex issue," al-Jabri said.
Ali al-Mashkur, first deputy of the parliamentary oil and energy committee, told The Times News that solutions and understandings could not be pursued if we were briefed on the form and seriousness of the next government by resolving outstanding problems with the region or trying to turn a blind eye to the problems and deport them to other sessions.
On Saturday, Kurdistan Regional Government President Masrour Barzani arrived in Baghdad, where he met with Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, and agreed to deepen dialogues between the Federal Ministry of Oil and the Regional Ministry of Natural Resources to address outstanding issues, continue work to reach common solutions, and achieve integration in the management of the oil file, in the best interests of the Iraqi people.
Barzani also met with Speaker of parliament Mohamed Al-Halbousi to discuss the oil and gas law legislation, reiterating the KRG's constant readiness to find a radical solution to the problems, through talks and dialogues between the federal government and the region radically, and on the basis of the constitution.

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Parliamentary Energy reveals proposals to amend the Hydrocarbon Wealth Law

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Parliamentary Energy reveals proposals to amend the Hydrocarbon Wealth Law
 
{Economic: Al Furat News} The Parliamentary Oil and Energy Committee revealed, today, Saturday, proposals to amend the Hydrocarbon Wealth Law.

Committee member Ali Shaddad Al-Faris told {Euphrates News}, “We had an intention to host the Minister of Oil, with the agreement of the members of the committee, to find out the latest developments in the oil and gas sector, in addition to the fact that oil selling prices are in light of their continuous rise,” noting that “the Ministry of Oil wants to move forward.” with strategic projects.

Al-Faris stated that "the committee intended to legislate the federal oil and gas law, as well as proposals to amend the hydrocarbon wealth law, in addition to projects proposed by the committees regarding oil coexistence and oil environmental coexistence."

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Parliamentary Oil: Parliament has closed the door to oversight for government institutions
  
{Politics: Al Furat News} The Parliamentary Oil and Energy Committee confirmed today, Monday, the impact of Parliament's disruption on its oversight performance of government institutions.
 

A member of the committee, Suhaila Al-Sultani, told Al-Furat News: "Many government institutions closed their doors to us and under the directives of agents and general managers, under the pretext that the work of the House of Representatives is suspended and that MPs have no work in the community."
Al-Satani indicated that "the committee's attempt to follow up the mechanism for disbursing the paragraphs of the emergency food support law, which included many paragraphs that may be doors to corruption and a waste of world money."
Since last July 30, followers of the Sadrist movement have continued their sit-in inside the Green Zone and in front of the House of Representatives, in refusal to nominate the coordinating framework, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, for the position of prime minister, while the differences between the political forces that prevent the formation of a new government continue since the last elections were held on October 10, 2021.
In turn . Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi announced the suspension of Parliament until further notice.
The Sadrist movement demanded the dissolution of the House of Representatives and the holding of new elections, but the Federal Supreme Court postponed the decision on the claim of dissolving the House of Representatives to 30 August.

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On 8/14/2022 at 8:42 AM, 6ly410 said:

the committee intended to legislate the federal oil and gas law, as well as proposals to amend the hydrocarbon wealth law, in addition to projects proposed by the committees regarding oil coexistence and oil environmental coexistence."

Now oil minister is also finance minister maybe we can get some action 

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“Our work continues.” Parliamentary Oil singles out its communication papers on the Euphrates News desk
  
{Politics: Al Furat News} The Oil and Gas Committee revealed today, Sunday, the continuation of its work over the phone and private groups.
 

Committee member Durgham al-Maliki told Al-Furat News: "The MP's work today is not limited to the parliament building. Despite the suspension of sessions, we, as deputies of the Oil and Gas Committee, have our follow-up to the stock market and export, and it is not done through the parliament building."
Al-Maliki added, "The committee continues over the phone and has its own groups, and it is following up on many important files."

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Parliamentary Oil: Iraq recorded the largest financial abundance in its history this year
  
{Economic: Al Furat News} The Parliamentary Oil and Gas Committee announced today, Tuesday, that Iraq recorded the largest financial abundance in its history this year.
 

Committee member Durgham al-Maliki told Al-Furat News: "Iraq has a great opportunity to benefit from the financial surplus and the escalation of the export rate."
He added, "It has a great opportunity to prepare infrastructure and improve living conditions from the escalation of oil exports, as Iraq recorded the largest financial abundance in its history this year."
Al-Maliki indicated, "The political problems and the survival of the caretaker government devoid of authority negatively affected the investment of these funds, as well as the lack of authority to approve a budget to take advantage of this abundance."

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Parliamentary oil discusses a number of files and laws during the next two days
  
{Economic: Al Furat News} The Parliamentary Oil and Gas Committee intends to discuss a number of files and laws during the next two days after the resumption of parliament sessions.
 

Committee member Durgham al-Maliki told Al Furat News that: "The committee met last Tuesday with its full members headed by the head of the age to discuss a number of files and laws that it will submit."
He added, "There will be a new meeting of the committee during the next two days to present and discuss a number of files."
Al-Maliki stressed, "The committee's work did not stop with the interruption of parliament sessions, but it continued and the disruption of the parliament building did not affect the follow-up and work of the oversight committee."
And that "the committee will complete a set of laws that are submitted for the purpose of approval in Parliament."
Yesterday, Wednesday, the House of Representatives held its fourth session, headed by Muhammad Al-Halbousi, Speaker of the Council, and attended by 240 deputies.
Al-Halbousi directed the parliamentary committees to resume their work and work to host the ministers in the caretaker government and those concerned with it, follow up the stages of implementing the Food Security Law and other laws, submit their report, assume responsibility before the people and restore the oversight role of the Council.

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Parliamentary Energy: Discussions to amend the Oil and Gas Law and put it in Parliament
  
{Economic: Al Furat News} The Parliamentary Oil and Energy Committee announced discussions on the draft oil and gas law.

Committee member Durgham al-Maliki told {Euphrates News} that the committee "is facing a political legislative law in its work, which is the oil and gas law."
And he indicated that "this law has many consequences, and members of the committee from all sects discuss the law in the hope that it will reach solutions or amendments to the law for the purpose of putting it in the House of Representatives in general."
The file of the "oil and gas" law is prominent on the tables of political dialogues related to the formation of the federal government, between Baghdad and Erbil, and the opening of the law file currently coincides with the decision of the Federal Court, in mid-March, which considered the region's oil activities in isolation from Baghdad a legal violation.
This led to the freezing of the work of some foreign oil companies in compliance with the decision, such as the American companies "Schlumberger" and "Baker Hughes" for oil field services.
The Kurdistan Regional Government considers that Baghdad is exerting pressure on foreign companies operating in the region’s cities, while confirming, in its official statements, that it will defend the region’s financial dues and constitutional rights by all means, and what guarantees its entitlements, including the results of the recent elections, and its shares in the ministries, at a time when The Federal Supreme Court has challenged the unilateral actions of the regional government in the field of extracting and exporting oil from the oil fields there, in isolation from Baghdad.
The oil and gas law in Iraq, which has been in parliament since 2005 due to political differences with Kurdish forces, stipulates that the responsibility for managing the country’s oil fields should be entrusted to a national oil company, supervised by a federal council specialized in this matter, meaning that Baghdad is responsible. About oil in Kurdistan, which Erbil rejects, and considers it a measure that violates the constitution.
The point of contention between Baghdad and Erbil also lies in the Iraqi constitution, which in recent years has turned into a subject of widespread controversy over its loose articles that are subject to interpretation and interpretation in more than one way.


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Parliamentary Energy: Discussions to amend the Oil and Gas Law and put it in Parliament

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Parliamentary Energy: Discussions to amend the Oil and Gas Law and put it in Parliament
{Economic: Al Furat News} The Parliamentary Oil and Energy Committee announced discussions on the draft oil and gas law.

Committee member Durgham al-Maliki told {Euphrates News} that the committee "is facing a political legislative law in its work, which is the oil and gas law."
And he indicated that "this law has many consequences, and members of the committee from all sects discuss the law in the hope that it will reach solutions or amendments to the law for the purpose of putting it in the House of Representatives in general."
The file of the "oil and gas" law is prominent on the tables of political dialogues related to the formation of the federal government, between Baghdad and Erbil, and the opening of the law file currently coincides with the decision of the Federal Court, in mid-March, which considered the region's oil activities in isolation from Baghdad a legal violation.
This led to the freezing of the work of some foreign oil companies in compliance with the decision, such as the American companies "Schlumberger" and "Baker Hughes" for oil field services.
The Kurdistan Regional Government considers that Baghdad is exerting pressure on foreign companies operating in the region’s cities, while confirming, in its official statements, that it will defend the region’s financial dues and constitutional rights by all means, and what guarantees its entitlements, including the results of the recent elections, and its shares in the ministries, at a time when The Federal Supreme Court has challenged the unilateral actions of the regional government in the field of extracting and exporting oil from the oil fields there, in isolation from Baghdad.
The oil and gas law in Iraq, which has been in parliament since 2005 due to political differences with Kurdish forces, stipulates that the responsibility for managing the country’s oil fields should be entrusted to a national oil company, supervised by a federal council specialized in this matter, meaning that Baghdad is responsible. About oil in Kurdistan, which Erbil rejects, and considers it a measure that violates the constitution.
The point of contention between Baghdad and Erbil also lies in the Iraqi constitution, which in recent years has turned into a subject of widespread controversy over its loose articles that are subject to interpretation and interpretation in more than one way.


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This is a good indication, if the mediators can continue to work on contractual agreements while the streets are relatively calm it would be what is necessary. The wheels of true power have put a squeeze on the northern region…but, the international community could benefit soon from oil exported through the north. Turkish involvement complicates things. However, if both the people of Iraq and Europe can benefit simotaniously from an agreement. Then perhaps we are in the midst of a catalyst that can align the regional benefit with international benefit, that transcendent element would be key to sustainable long term growth and stability.

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A parliamentary committee calls for the enactment of a law that “obliges” Kurdistan to return oil revenues to Baghdad

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The Oil, Gas and Natural Resources Committee in the House of Representatives confirmed that the regional government did not provide the Ministry of Finance with oil revenues.

Member of the Parliamentary Committee, Alaa Al-Haidari, said that "there are a number of problems between the central and regional governments with regard to oil and its revenues that spanned for years and still exist," noting that "the regional government did not provide the Ministry of Finance in the current government with the region's oil revenues, at a time when The latter has a share of the general budget.

Al-Haidari added in an interview with the official newspaper, that "it has become necessary to legislate a law obligating the region to return the sums of selling their oil to the federal government," noting that "approximately 18-20 percent of the region's oil is smuggled through international companies, and therefore it must be controlled." Iraqi oil in general and protecting it from smuggling and theft.

Al-Haidari continued, "Although the region's authorities are subject to the Iraqi constitution and courts, the region rejected the decisions of the Federal Court, regretting that the federal government did not take its correct and constitutional role toward the regional government's rebellion in this regard, which led to the suspension and exacerbation of problems."

He touched on "the necessity of dealing in accordance with the law with all provinces without exception," noting that "Basra governorate exports daily 3 million and 800 thousand barrels of oil per day through the southern outlets, and therefore the region's share cannot be taken from Basra oil revenues, and often the share of the province is lower than the rest of the provinces.

 

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Okay, just have to stay this and anyone can correct me If one pleases. In the original agreement, Kurdistan was supposed to receive 17% of the country’s oil revenues because of their production but at no time (that I know of) has Baghdad sent Kurdistan 17%. I want the RV as much as anyone but why shouldn’t Kurdistan look out for themselves if Baghdad can’t be trusted to keep their word?? If I’m wrong in my thinking, please chime in. 

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On 10/1/2022 at 9:34 PM, DoD said:

Bama Girl, 

The Iraq Supreme Count ordered them it was unconstitutional. 
That should be a wrap..

The Iraq Supreme Court order was that the 17% was unconditional or Baghdad not sending the 17%? Admittedly, I do not study the articles nearly as much as I once did. Thanks 😊 

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1) Kurds stopped sending oil profits to Baghdad because Baghdad stopped paying Kurd wages. Major point of contention.

 

2) Kurds have always kept a good portion of the  oil profits and not told Baghdad about ALL of the profits. Major point of contention.

 

Points 1 and 2 are the major obstacles when Baghdad and Erbil come together each year before the budget can be passed. They play the he-said-she-said game.

 

3) The 17%, or thereabouts, has been in the Budget law. A law with a definitive start date and a definitive end date. Once the law expires, everyone including the Kurds have to go back to the drawing table to negotiate the next year's budget. (I say next year's budget with a tinge of sarcasm due to the fact that 85% of the time they are still negotiating the "next year's budget well into "the next year"). 

 

4) Until a more stable law (one that does not expire without legislative interference) is passed, Baghdad and Erbil will always be on this merry-go-round of negotiations with the Kurd oil, no matter what the Iraqi Supreme Court has to say.

 

In other words as long as Iraq keeps themselves in this endless cycle of passing laws in the Budget,, a one-year law in and of itself, they are not permanent and hold no validity past their expiration date. Case in point, the oil profits from the Kurds. Anything placed in the Budget law is only good for one year, unless a law is passed outside of the budget law.

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