TUESDAY, 13 JANUARY 1 / DECEMBER 2011 13:06
Twilight News / revealed the Ministry of Natural Resources in the Kurdistan Region, on Tuesday, said Exxon Mobil did not stop working and will continue exploration and extraction in the region, according to a signed contract with them.
A senior source in the Ministry of Natural Resources for " Twilight News ", that" Exxon Mobil continued to operate in the Kurdistan Region in accordance with the contract signed between them and the region without any reservations, "he said, adding that" the company did not stop working completely and all information published in this regard is far from a health propaganda from the oil ministry in Baghdad. "
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said in a statement to The Wall Street Journal that the contract of Exxon Mobil in Kurdistan, the violation of the law and therefore is not valid until you return the company to negotiations with the Oil Ministry with the presence of the representative of Kurdistan, then it will be possible to address the problem, explaining that "The company is a project that have been frozen and we are trying to find a solution to the problem."
The source added, "The Kurdistan Region has two years to pay the dues of Exxon Mobil, according to the contract signed between the province and the company and this period is enough to resolve the problems with the Baghdad government and the adoption of the law of oil and gas."
The source continued that "a delegation from the Kurdistan Region visited Baghdad before the month was approximately a road map agreement with the federal government to resolve all outstanding problems in a period ranging between two and five months, but the Baghdad government put all of the obstacles to agreement."
And Exxon Mobil produces 370 000 barrels per day from West Qurna field, the first phase, which has reserves of 8.7 billion barrels under a service contract, the Iraqi government had warned the company that the insistence on work under the contract signed with the Kurdistan could lead to loss of work in the West Qurna.
The dispute is a long time ago between the government of Kurdistan and the central government in Baghdad over oil fields in the north. Where is the recent contracts signed between the Government of the region and international oil companies illegal.
The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government Barham Saleh announced, in November 13, 2011, in agreement with the central government to raise the region's oil exports to 175 thousand barrels per day.
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