By John Lee.
Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussein al-Shahristani (pictured) has welcomed Nechirvan Barzani's offer of sending 100,000 bpd of oil through the State Oil Marketing Company.
According to Aswat al-Iraq, Barzani's widely reported "good will" gesture was also welcomed by former oil minister Ibrahim Bahr al-Uloum who was positive about the offer.
Until the dispute is resolved, a million barrels of oil from the Kurdish region cannot be sold and is waiting in storage at the Turkish port of Ceyhan, and Kurdish local government officials have had their salaries withheld by Baghdad.
(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)