Commission held oil and gas parliamentary, Thursday, that resolving the outstanding issues between the governments of central and Kurdistan region depends on the good faith between the parties, and while confirming that there are a lot of things can be resolved only in coordination with the central government, she noted that a delegation of them visited the region and will report to the Presidency of the parliament.
The Vice-Chairman of the Committee on the hospitality in an interview for “Alsumaria News”, on the sidelines of a visit by a delegation from the Commission on oil and gas to the Kurdistan region, said that “resolution of the files depends on the good faith between the parties,” noting that “there are a lot of things can not be solved only in coordination with the Iraqi government. “
Fayad, and called on all parties to “be realistic,” adding that “things do not create a crisis and we wish to be wise for the role required.”
For his part, said committee member Bayazid Hassan in an interview for “Alsumaria News”, “the delegation listened to the opinions and remarks of the Minister of Natural Resources in Kurdistan on the overall operation of oil,” asserting that “The delegation will return to Baghdad within the next two days and will try meeting with officials of the Ministry of Oil to monitor their attitudes as well. “
He said that Hassan “The delegation will prepare a full report the results of our talks with the parties to submit it to the presidency of the parliament in order to activate the role of Parliament in finding solutions to this crisis is deepening.”
The Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said, in (13 July present) that Turkey began to import between 5-10 trucks per day of crude oil from northern Iraq, indicating that these quantities may increase to between 100 to 200 trucks a day, as pointed out Turkey is also in talks with the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq on direct sales of natural gas to Turkey.
He said the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, Hussain al-Shahristani, in (14 July present), that the consent of Turkey on the import of crude oil from Kurdistan would hurt economic relations between the two countries, stressing that failure to hand over the territory of crude oil to the federal government caused the loss of Iraq’s eight billion and $ 500 million.
The origin of the ancient dispute between the Governments of the renewed Baghdad and Erbil to oil contracts concluded by the region and which Baghdad deems illegal, while the region say they are based on the Iraqi constitution and bilateral agreements with the federal government.
And broke out a severe crisis between Baghdad and Erbil on the back of the Kurdistan region in the stop (the first of April 2012) pumping oil until further notice because of differences with Baghdad on the financial dues to oil companies operating in it.
The Iraqi Oil Ministry had signed in September 2010 agreement with the Turkish Energy Ministry about not allowing the export of crude oil or natural gas to Europe via pipeline Nabucco without the consent of the central government in Baghdad, and the agreement stated that any export of oil and gas in Iraq, which is transported and exported through Turkish territory must have the approval of the Central Government and that any agreement outside of this framework does not declare it safe and reliable.