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06-13-2013, 05:35 AM
Thamir at the launch of the national energy strategy

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Author: MK
2013-06-12 18: 03

Confirmed Panel of the Office of the Prime Minister, on Wednesday, the national energy strategy (2013-2030) will transform Iraq into a "player" in the global energy sector and the petrochemical industries, indicating that its application would conclude the country's economy from near total dependence on oil and make it more flexible, while detection of Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs from signing contracts to add 15,000 megawatts of electricity to the national system, the World Bank expressed its readiness to support the strategy at all levels, economic expert considered that political stability and security was "the guarantee "The success of this strategy, and criticized the" overlooked "the role of the private sector, calling for a review of the sector" a leading role".

This came during the launching ceremony of the national integrated energy strategy (2013-2030), which was held at the Rashid Hotel, Baghdad's City Center, in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs Hussein Al-Shahristani, a number of government officials, specialists and interested parties, as well as the World Bank representative in Iraq, will incite against Simon attended (range).

Ghadhban: rid the economy of oil dependence

He said the Chief Adviser, thamir, which opened the concert, the "strategy will allow Iraq export about 13 million barrels per day after a seven-year", adding that "the focus will be on the completion of the infrastructure and capacity development for access to four and a half million barrels per day in 2014.

He said, "the strategy of Iraq believes that diversification of oil production to attract the largest possible number of global corporations", stating that "light oil will result in Basra fields while heavy in produce fields of central Iraq.

The Chief Advisor, "the increase in oil production and quality is linked to the development of the technical capacity of oil sector workers, pointing out that" the oil Ministry's plan seeks to have a surplus of gas production is exported outside Iraq as potential markets include to import Iraqi oil and transport lines.

Ghadhban, stated that "2015 will see an abundance of gas production for domestic market and power stations as well as an appropriate reserve around 15 percent is exported outside Iraq" and hoped that "the Iraq players mainly in industrial and export of fertilizer and petrochemical industry development to rid the national economy from dependence on oil."

The Chief Adviser said, that "the costs of the national integrated energy strategy (2013-2030), up to $420 billion, he says" it will return revenue ranging between five to six trillion dollars, mostly Iraqi Government share, assuming that the price of oil during the period will be about $110, or $2 trillion if the price of oil to $50.

The Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister, thamir, saying that "the non-oil GDP will grow more than 36 percent, to 10 million jobs during the period of any strategy from 2013-2030," likely "that the Iraq global exporters of petrochemicals in 2018".

Ghadhban said, that strategy did not overlook the environmental aspect in particular that the amount of pollution as a result of burning carbon, solid products will be three degrees", returned as" medium especially for hazardous in this area are five degrees."

The Chief Advisor, "the first step of the strategy focusing on capacity-building and would continue until 2015 to begin export of the year 2026 up", calling for "a comprehensive reform plan for State services and issuing important decisions regarding infrastructure, particularly in the ministries of oil, electricity, industry and minerals underlying the application of the integrated national energy strategy".

He called the Chief of Cabinet advisers, thamir, the need to "give special committees to develop short-term plans in relevant ministries, high level Committee on the Council of Ministers to ensure the implementation of the strategy."

Al-Shahristani: global contracts to add 15,000 MW

Said Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs, Hussein Al-Shahristani, speaking at the ceremony, "the Iraqi energy sector was devastating in its mining and export power," Noting that it "needs to be enormous potential."

Al-Shahristani, said that "the Government has taken after 2007 courageous decision on launch licensing rounds where four rounds have been implemented which resulted in the signing of 12 contracts three gas oil", stating that "the end of the year 2013 the current will launch the fifth licensing round, Iraq has achieved a great success in the contract".

The last round of licences to oil companies in Iraq, and the fourth, the duration (30-31 May 2013) and involved 47 global company, during which 12 exploratory area seven to five gas and oil, distributed between the provinces of Basra, Najaf and Babil, Muthanna, Dhi Qar, Ninawa, Baghdad, Diyala and Anbar.

The Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs, Hussein Shahristani, that the whole "not enough and there must be a plan for new oil pipelines and ports of export", revealing that "the capacity of the ports and export pipe will next 2014 of six million barrels per day.

Al-Shahristani said, "relying on production and export do not build an integrated plan was thought to be manufacturing exporters of petrochemicals rather than imported," he said, adding that "Iraq will provide strategic global prestige, especially in chemical and petrochemical industries.

In another of his axis, the Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs, Hussein Shahristani, said Iraq has signed memoranda of understanding with 10 giant international companies, as well as signing contracts with other companies to add 15,000 megawatts of electric power to the system.

The World Bank representative in Iraq, Simon Stoll, he, by the way, that "the World Bank will support Iraq in implementation of the strategy technically and financially", stating that "Iraqi strategy and has made unremitting efforts and painstaking preparation."

Stoll, stressed that "the strategy will provide significant job opportunities for citizens," pointing out that "the success of its application would ensure diversification of the national economy."

The representative of the World Bank, that "Iraq need to reform Government institutions to ensure implementation of the national energy strategy successfully," he says as he "needs to increase its production of electric power which can bring this strategy."

Expert: political stability and security the only guarantee for the success of the strategy

He said the former Minister and Economist, Mahdi Al-Hafidh, told the (term), "strategy involving a clear vision in all areas and set priorities with precision and clarity," Iraq needs these strategies to determine the orientation of the receiving and development of economic capabilities. "

However, the keeper, that "political stability and security is the only guarantee for the implementation of the strategy.

But Economist named Antoine, he saw that there were "excesses in some of the figures contained in the strategy making it non-conforming to reality".

Antoine said in an interview (range), this strategy need more scrutiny to be more realistic numbers, "explained that it" fails to address the role of the private sector, to allow the private sector to contribute to a leading role in this strategy.

And national energy strategy include all components of the power in Iraq, including the oil, mining and manufacturing operations, and natural gas and electric power industries.

The strategy was developed over the past eighteen months the efforts of the Corporation (Bose & uppalapati), under the supervision of a Steering Committee established by the Board of advisers at the Prime Minister's Office, officials in the Iraqi Government representing the ministries of oil and electricity, planning, finance, industry, the environment and water resources, the Committee held over 40 workshop to review data and related data.

The strategy includes several stages, planning, situation analysis and drafting and detailing tasks and projects and the finalization of the report, which identified the future vision of the energy sector and assess the sources available and possible alternatives for investment.

The Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs Hussein Al-Shahristani, said in (the 18 of December past 2012), that Iraq looks forward to 2017 to reach production capacity of College at a rate of 9-10 million barrels of oil a day, according to the International Energy Agency that Iraq will produce six million barrels of oil per day by 2020, and that he would "not up to the level of production of eight million barrels per day by the year 2035.

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