Al-Bayati: The oil and gas law does not meet the desires of the Kurds

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Al-Bayati: The oil and gas law does not meet the desires of the Kurds

Former MP Jassim Al-Bayati criticized the region’s policy and his position on the oil and gas law. He pointed out that the Kurds obstructed attempts in recent years to pass the law in Parliament because it did not meet their desires. Al-Bayati expressed his disappointment with the need for more progress in passing the law.

According to Al-Bayati, the political parties in the Kurdistan region are deceiving themselves when they talk about oil and gas laws, as it will not be in the region’s interest.

“He stated that the oil and gas law will determine the region’s oil exports and imports and will be bound by legal frameworks that cannot be tampered with. Therefore, it will not be in the region’s best interest to deceive about the oil file.”

“He stated that the Council of Ministers voted on the oil and gas law in 2007 and sent it to Parliament. However, the Kurds opposed this law and prevented its passage in the House of Representatives. Their opposition was due to their reluctance to share the oil file with other provinces’ oil companies.”