Federal Court takes a new decision to extract Kurdistan Oil


The Federal Supreme Court decided to approach the Iraqi Geologists Union to provide a list of specialists in the field of oil in order to be elected three experts who submit a report on the issue of extracting the Kurdistan Region oil from its territory and export directly, asserting that the election will be in agreement with the parties to the lawsuit.
The Federal Supreme Court is the largest judicial authority in Iraq, which adjudicates disputes between the federal government and the regions and the constitutionality of laws, regulations, instructions and orders issued by any party.
“The Federal Supreme Court held its session today under the chairmanship of Judge Medhat al-Mahmoud and the presence of all the judges and considered the case of the Minister of Oil, in addition to his job, the prosecutor demanded the Minister of Natural Resources in the Kurdistan region to implement the The provisions of the Constitution and the relevant laws and the delivery of the entire production of oil produced in the region to the Federal Oil Ministry.
He added that “the meeting witnessed the presence of all parties are the agents of the prosecutor and the Federal Oil Minister, the Deputy Attorney of the Minister of Natural Resources in the Territory, and the agents of the third persons, the Prime Minister of the Federal and Federal Minister of Finance, and the Prime Minister in the Kurdistan region, in addition to their jobs.
He explained that “the Deputy Prime Minister in the Kurdistan region / in addition to his job, and the Minister of Natural Resources in the region / in addition to his job, has submitted a request to respond to the expert who was elected at the previous meeting to answer questions that include technical aspects accurate need to be experienced expert of specialists.
He continued that “the court and after deliberation decided to accept the request, where I found that the expert had already expressed an opinion on the subject of the case, although did not express an opinion on the origin of the case.”
The official spokesman pointed out that “the Federal Supreme Court confirmed its keenness on the impartiality of the expert and to reassure the parties to the case, and decided to assign the parties to the case to elect one or three experts during a record period to carry out the task.”
He pointed out that “the parties agreed to leave the task to the court, and for this reason decided to approach the Iraqi Geologists Union to submit a list of experts in the field of oil, so that the election of three of them in agreement with the parties to the case, and accordingly decided to postpone the argument to 9/9/2018.
The Kurdistan Region of Iraq began to export oil independently of Baghdad in 2014 via a line owned by him to the Turkish port of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean Sea, and from there to the world markets.
The KRG continues to export oil abroad, except for the Kirkuk fields, which have been shut down since October 2017 after Iraqi forces regain control of the fields.
The territorial government says Iraq’s constitution does not contain any substance preventing it from developing oil resources in its territory.
The regional government has signed contracts with major international oil companies – including Exxon Mobil, Rosneft and Ginnell – to develop its oil fields, which are pumping between 300,000 and 1,000 barrels a day.

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