On Sunday 28th August the Council of Ministers approved the draft oil and gas law prepared by the Ministry of Oil, considering it the only text that represent the council's view, and treating all other previous versions as invalid. Also the council decided to send the proposed draft to the parliament and request to table the proposed law for discussion in the parliament.
Our Expert Blogger, Ahmed Mousa Jiyad, has prepared a detailed analysis of this new version of the oil law, and you can download it now by clicking here.
Mr Jiyad is an independent development consultant, scholar and Associate with Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES), London. He was formerly a senior economist with the Iraq National Oil Company and Iraq’s Ministry of Oil, Chief Expert for the Council of Ministers, Director at the Ministry of Trade, and International Specialist with UN organizations in Uganda, Sudan and Jordan. He is now based in Norway (Email: [email protected]).
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