Turkey declares filling their tanks with oil
Irbil Shirzad Shaikhani Turkish sources said that the tanks that receive oil exported by the Kurdistan region of Iraq to the Turkish port of Ceyhan were filled and no longer able to receive additional quantities, at the time confirmed the company (DNO) Norwegian oil contracting with Government of the Territory, "it will soon begin exporting oil from fields Tauki Bzakhu to Turkey for the purpose of selling in global markets." the export of oil and is considered the issue of the export of oil from the Kurdistan region of the main differences that beset the relationship of the region the federal government, especially with the emergence of trends with the leadership of the region more economic independence through the export of oil extracted from the fields to Turkey's isolation from the consent of the federal government in spite of the presence of oil deal between Iraq and Turkey spends not to sell any quantities of Iraqi oil without the approval of the Iraqi Oil Ministry. At the latest statements by Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said, "where that the total oil inventories connecting from the Kurdistan region of Iraq to the Turkish port of Ceyhan has reached more than 2.2 million barrels of crude oil: there are loads and issued on a daily basis by 100 thousand barrels of the region to the port in question, but the tanks are no longer tolerate confounded greater than currently exists . "Yildiz said that" oil connecting to Turkey is Iraqi oil, and the Iraqis are responsible for offering it for sale, and our role is limited only by storage until officials decide the Iraqis sell auctions. "fields Tauki its part, announced that the company (DNO) Norwegian oil which was the first companies contracting with the government of the region, "it will begin within a few future export of oil extracted from the fields Tauki Bzakhu to Turkey." and the company was mentioned has been associated with a contract agreed to by all of the Kurdistan Regional Government and the federal government in Baghdad and to allocate its oil production to cover the needs of local markets without seeking to sell to global markets, and therefore, the company announced export their production to Turkey is contrary to that agreement. exacerbated differences oil between the governments of central and regional after that halted the federal government pay the monthly budget for the region because of the lack of seriousness of the provincial government negotiations oil and non-acceptance to monitor operations and export sales by The Iraqi Oil Ministry, causing the creation of a big problem liquidity failed to government territory throughout the past four months for paying salaries to employees, called the President of the Government Barzani to declare that the region will be oil to Turkey to sell it there in order to finance the budget his government, but MPs stressed that " Government of the Territory and the quantities of current export will not be able to secure the necessary funds to pay salaries and the management of other expenses to the government. " returns insufficient Ali Hama Salih MP for mass change in a statement the "morning" that the current amount of $ 100 thousand barrels will not achieve even a fraction of the returns adequate to manage the affairs of the region, The region needs to export half a million barrels of oil a day to be able to compensate for the lack of financial condition that is sold per barrel according to international prices prevailing. " He weft Saleh "that the export operations take place without any knowledge of the Parliament, we do not know where to go revenues in any bank deposit of such proceeds and how it goes back to Kurdistan, the operation as a whole is not transparent, as there was no fund known wherein those returns while it assumes creation of a special fund returns oil so that everyone knows where to go those returns, and therefore we decided to investigate the Parliament in this regard because these resources, the people and the parliament is supposed to know how to behave by the government. " He revealed the Kurdish parliament, "that after the formation of the Government of the region and the designation of the Minister of Natural Resources, we will direct specific questions on oil policy and all operations related to export and deposit returns to the Minister of resources, and if we do not receive him satisfactory replies Snstdeih of the parliament." not to sell the underlying problem facing the export and sale oil region to global markets and that impede the directions of the provincial government for more economic independence is the presence of a binding agreement on Turkey spends not to sell any quantities of Iraqi oil outside the approval of the Iraqi Oil Ministry. Iraq and Turkey signed an agreement oil in 1973 has been renovated three times, first in 1976 and second year 1985, the last renewal of that agreement was in 2010 for a period of 15 years, and under that agreement Turkey can not dispose of Iraqi oil or display any Stockpiled port of Ceyhan for sale without the consent of Iraq, represented by the Ministry of the Federal Oil. , but the parliamentary motion change, said in his remarks »that if continued The current financial crisis between the central and regional governments, the sale of oil province will be a fait accompli, especially that Turkey will benefit a lot from this process and have many ambitions of the region's oil ».
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