Beyond the Headlines: April 8, 2012

  • Missan disputes KRG smuggling allegations
  • Halfaya on track for 70k bpd in June
  • Iraq works to address water crisis
  • More changes in Dhi Qar police
Beyond the Headlines: April 8, 2012
Teachers in Dhi Qar province working as temporary staff in the evening schools, some for as many as three years, call for permanent staff positions in morning schools and parity in pay. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

Missan disputes KRG smuggling allegationsAMARA – Missan province officials said allegations of smuggling made by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) are unfounded and are threatening to file a lawsuit.The rebuttal comes a week after an escalation of tension between Baghdad and the KRG over the rights to sign oil contracts. The KRG halted oil exports, which the 2012 budget agreement pegged at averaging 175,000 barrels per day (bpd).In response, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister for En...

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