From Baghdad, here’s some information for you. The Parliamentary Oil, Gas and Natural Resources Committee reported on Wednesday that Baghdad and Erbil do not agree on certain parts of the oil and gas law. To find a solution, committees will be formed to overcome any challenges and bring opinions closer together.
Bassem Ngheimesh, a committee member, has stated that a committee has been formed within the Ministry of Oil to draft an oil and gas law that will be agreed upon by both the central and regional governments.
He said that while the committee has completed its work, there still needs to be political consensus between Baghdad and Erbil regarding certain provisions of the Oil and Gas Law, specifically Articles 5-13.
According to his statement, the Prime Minister had a meeting with the committee mentioned earlier, along with the ministers from the region and Baghdad. A government committee has been formed as a result, comprising of ministers, jurists, and advisors. Their role is to monitor the progress made by the ministerial committee and subcommittees, work towards overcoming any obstacles, and bring different perspectives closer together with regards to the aforementioned law.