Call to Exploit Border Oil Field Between Iraq and Jordan

The Chairman of Anbar Province’s Council has called on the Iraqi government on Saturday to invest in al-Risha oil field with, shared between Iraq and Jordan, and to lay down clear steps to exploit the field.

“We call on the Iraqi government and the Oil Ministry to expoit al-Risha Oil Field on the Iraqi side of the common border between Iraq and Jordan, being one of the most important oil fields ”, Muzhir Hassan told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

He said that Iraq’s share in the joint al-Risha Oil Field is estimated at 80%, and Iraq has the right to expoit it through cooperation with the Jordanian government, to be achieved after the approval of the Central Government in Baghdad.

“Al-Risha and Ukaz oil fields in Anbar are a natural resource,” he added.

According to the report, the al-Risha oil field is situated close to the Iraq-Syria and Iraq-Jordan borders, stretching to the border of Saudi Arabia with Jordan.

(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)

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