Baghdad is chasing Kurdistan oil companies to sign new contracts that end Erbil's influence
Over the past few years, the federal government has taken legal steps against the region through Iraqi lawyers and filed a lawsuit
Muayyad Al-Terfi is an Iraqi reporter
Saturday 21 May 2022 8:39
On February 15, 2022, the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq issued a ruling declaring the unconstitutionality of the Oil and Gas Law of the Kurdistan Regional Government, issued in 2007 (Reuters)
The Iraqi Oil Ministry has started a series of steps to implement the Federal Court’s decision regarding the Kurdistan region’s oil management file and make it a prerogative of the Iraqi government exclusively, after the two parties failed to reach an agreement formula that ends the crisis that has been going on for more than a decade, and
the ministry acknowledged on May 8th the current failure All rounds of negotiations with the Kurdistan region to reach mechanisms to implement the decision of the Federal Supreme Court regarding the energy file in the region, to talk about other solutions that were not disclosed to implement the decision that provides for its management by the central government.
Al-Moussawi explained that the reason for not resolving this file is not the regional government, but the weakness of the Baghdad government and its failure to take strict decisions towards the region.
She stressed that there should be penalties for the region for not complying with the law, as well as handing over money to the regional government despite its failure to comply with the budget law.
A member of the Oil and Gas Committee in the Iraqi parliament, Aso Faridoun, said that the oil policy in the region was not successful and its results were not satisfactory, considering that the legislation of the oil and gas law is the solution to this issue.