Posts Tagged ‘Chemchemal’
1 May 2007
A war of words between Iraqi Oil Minister Hussein al-Shahristani and Kurdish Energy Minister Ashti Hawrami over who has the authority to sign contracts with foreign companies, and over the extent of the proposed new Iraqi national oil company’s control over the country’s oil fields, is threatening to derail the draft oil law approved by the Iraqi cabinet in February.
Al-Shahristani last week warned foreign companies that they should not sign oil and gas deals with any authority other than his ministry until the new Iraqi oil …
24 February 2003
Having missed the boat on sales of natural gas by pipeline to Turkey, despite signing a memorandum of understanding in 1996, Iraqi officials are now drawing up plans to enter the broader international gas market.
These include proposals to join a regional gas pipeline network, as well as construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in southern Iraq.
Boosting Iraq’s natural gas reserves and export capabilities is one of the top priorities in a newly launched 10-year plan drawn up by the Oil Ministry.
“There is …