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Shahristani, calling on the government to "recover" the right of Iraqi oil from Kurdistan

Editor: NK
Monday 02 نيسان 2012 09:41 GMT
Sumerian News / Baghdad

Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, Hussain al-Shahristani, Monday, the Iraqi government to recover the right of Iraq's oil from the Kurdistan region, and considered that the decision of the Kurdistan region of Iraq stopped oil exports until further notice will be attached to great harm to Iraq and will affect the state budget, while the Minister of Oil Sales the region that have not submitted to the government amounted to five times the value of the receivables claimed by.

Shahristani said during a press conference held in Baghdad and attended "Alsumaria News", "There are substantial funds Sakhosrha Iraq due to stop the Kurdistan region of Iraq to export oil," and that "this will cause a deficit in the general budget of the State".


The budget for Iraq for the current year 2012, which approved on 23 February and was worth about $100 billion has been calculated on the basis that Iraq will be 2.6 million barrels per day, including 175 thousand barrels from the fields of Kurdistan, an average price of $85 a barrel.


The Shahristani said that "the provincial government take the dues amounting to 17 percent of the general budget and that stopped the export of oil will hurt the governorates of Iraq," calling on the government to "consider the actions required to protect the wealth of Iraq and the recovery of this right which is right for all Iraqis and not for any of these areas."


And the off-Shahristani said the Kurdistan export oil, "comes at a time when Iraq has achieved during the month of March, the highest production since 1990 and this may Atfaji Iraqis how to dispose of this oil and stop the delivery of oil to the federal government at a time when Iraq to achieve success."


The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq announced yesterday the first Sunday of April current, turn off all oil exports until further notice due to financial disputes with Baghdad, and showed that the central government "did not respect" its obligations to pay dues for the region.


Conversely announced the Iraqi Oil Ministry, on Sunday, a rise in oil exports for the month of March to more than 70 million barrels per month revenues exceeded eight billion dollars, stressing that such exports are the highest since 1989, as pointed out that it will increase its oil exports during the current year 2012, to 2.0006 million barrels.


For his part, The Minister of Oil Abdul Karim and coffee that "the amounts charged by the province from the sale of domestic oil does not fall within the imports of the Iraqi state as a counterbalance united they constitute more than five times the costs estimated for the development of oil fields in the region," noting that "territory recovered actually costs before several years and it is not correct to call them again."


He assured the coffee that "The ministry is keen through the plan weekly for the distribution of all petroleum products and all of Iraq's provinces depending on the ratio of the population," explaining that "the tables indicate that the distribution in the region are at rates higher than the rest of the provinces, particularly white oil as a cold regions ".


The Iraqi Oil Ministry has warned, in the 13 last March, substantial losses in the public treasury of the state due to reduced KRG oil exports, but pointed out that the Government of the Territory is currently exporting 65 thousand barrels per day, asking them to fulfill their commitments made by the export of 175 thousand barrels per day, which developed on the basis of the general budget of the country in 2012.


Iraq has signed, during the year 2010, contracts with several international companies to develop some oil fields in the two rounds of licensing the first and second, to reach a production of at least 11 million barrels per day within the next six years, and 12 million barrels per day after the addition of the quantities produced from the fields other national effort focused most of those contracts in the fields of the south.


Indeed, Iraq has made of its oil facilities, and currently produces about three million barrels of crude oil per day, and exported through Basra while making the remaining amount through the northern port.