Erbil, March 19 / March (Rn) - The officials in the Kurdistan region of Iraq on Monday that Exxon Mobil U.S. is committed to the agreement concluded with the Government of the Territory on the exploration for oil and gas. The assertions Kurdish days after Baghdad received a letter earlier this month of U.S. company confirms the freeze their contracts with the Kurdistan region.
The head of the Commission on oil and energy in the Parliament of Kurdistan Lavigne Omar, told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that "Exxon Mobil, the U.S. remained committed to their contracts with the region did not stop its work in Kurdistan."
The head of the Presidium of the Kurdistan Region Fouad Hussein, had said earlier that the company Exxon Mobil continues to operate in the Kurdistan region was not informed of the Government of the Region anything related to freeze its work in Kurdistan, according to news posted on the Government of the Territory-mail.
He Hussein that there are ongoing meetings between the concerned authorities in the region and senior executives the company the U.S. on the contracts between the two sides. announced that the Kurdistan Regional Government that it entered into on 18 October last October signed an agreement with Exxon to explore for oil and gas in the six regions. and angered this Agreement Baghdad and considered it against the law and said that the deal could threaten the hold Exxon to develop the field West Qurna 1 giant oil in southern Iraq.
said the federal government earlier this month, she gave Exxon a few days to explain its position on oil agreements signed with the province. and Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani said last Thursday during a conference for young Kurds in Erbil adherence to contracts agreed by the region's oil with the oil companies. Barzani also confirmed in an interview with "Reuters" in November that Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has been informed of the agreement before signing it and raised no objection.
He described the opposition to the Baghdad agreement as "unconstitutional." Prior to the territory that concluded oil contracts with foreign companies to develop oil fields, but Baghdad does not recognize it and says it is "illegal", and often complain of companies operating in Kurdistan from the reluctance of Baghdad in the payment of dues. It produces about 100 thousand barrels per day at current pumping of the tube which connects the port of Ceyhan Kirkuk, Erbil and has plans to increase production during the next few years. from: Yassin al-Rubaie. Open: Abdullah Sabri
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