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A member of the Parliamentary Oil and Gas Committee, Sabah Sobhi, today, Tuesday (August 22, 2023), identified 3 requirements to resolve the birth of the draft oil and gas law that has been stalled for years, while indicating that this law is the most important axis in the government’s ministerial curriculum and is more important than the budget law.
Sobhi told "Baghdad Today" that "proceeding with the legislation of the oil and gas law is one of the most important points of the ministerial curriculum of the government of Muhammad Shia' al-Sudani," pointing out that "it cannot be proceeded without a comprehensive agreement between all political parties, and this matter requires flexibility and coordination in order to address any Disputes leading to solutions that contribute to the fairness of all claims, whether for the oil and gas-producing provinces or the Kurdistan region.
He added, "Three points are what decide the birth of the oil and gas law, which is the agreement on a comprehensive, fair and equitable vision, and that it comes out according to paths that contribute to alleviating problems and not to fueling differences," stressing that "all political parties understand the importance of the law, which is more important than the budget law because it is not It is defined by a year, rather it is a reality for the next stage that will extend for many years.”
Sobhi pointed out that "there are rounds and discussions currently taking place in order to prepare the law according to a political consensus that contributes to accelerating the pace of understandings that serve all Iraqis."
It is noteworthy that the oil and gas law in Iraq, which has been awaiting legislation in Parliament since 2005, stipulates that the responsibility for managing the oil fields in the country must be entrusted to a national oil company, and it is supervised by a federal council specialized in this matter.
The law says that the Iraqi government has the right to "participate in the management" of the fields discovered before 2005, but the fields discovered after that belong to the regional government.
On the second of this August, the Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia’ al-Sudani, held a meeting devoted to discussing the draft federal oil and gas law, in the presence of a number of; Leaders of political blocs, ministers of foreign affairs, oil and industry, advisor to the minister of natural resources in the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, as well as a number of technical and legal advisors and experts.
The meeting witnessed a review of the latest drafts of the draft law, its details and provisions, and what the technical and legal committees have worked on, and work to mature the final draft of the law. In preparation for its approval by the Council of Ministers, and its submission to the House of Representatives for legislation, according to the legal and constitutional contexts.
Al-Sudani stated during the meeting that "the law is part of the commitment to the ministerial curriculum, which was voted on by the House of Representatives, and it will take into account constitutional principles, in a way that guarantees a fair distribution of oil wealth, advances the reality of the economy in all its aspects, and contributes to the economic reform that the government has set in its priorities."