Ares Abdullah: Approval Of Oil And Gas Law Is “Very Difficult”

BAGHDAD / MP from the PUK bloc, a member of the Oil and Energy Committee, Ares Abdullah ruled out legislating oil and gas law in the next parliamentary sessions, describing the approval of the law "too difficult."

Abdullah said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / "The enactment of the oil and gas law in the parliament is very difficult as a result of the lack of coordination and cooperation between the center and the region and the continuing differences over oil matters, stressing that the approval of the law needs consultations and then agree on a final draft be satisfactory to both parties. "

He said "in principle there are no objections by the province to put the law, but the content of the project and some of its paragraphs need to be discussed in Parliament, especially in the committee on oil and energy."

He continued: We have tried to reach a final solution and we discussed in 2014 with the Minister of Nature Resources in the Kurdistan region articles of the law, but the differences between the two parties still exist, which led to the neglect of law and do not solve problems. "

Source: National Iraqi News Agency