Beyond the Headlines: Feb. 13-19

  • Missan threatens Luaibi with ban
  • Zubair residents prepare protest
  • New drilling in Kirkuk and Hamrin
  • Q&A: Akkas project chairman
Beyond the Headlines: Feb. 13-19
Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani (center-right) meeting with Finance Minister Rafa al-Issawi and other key officials discussing problems facing foreign oil companies.

Missan threatens Luaibi with banAMARA -- Authorities in Missan want to ban Oil Minister Abdul Karim Luaibi from entering the province, in an effort to assert local control of the oil sector."This decision comes as a result of the minster's violation of Article 112 of the Iraqi Constitution, which stipulates that the powers are shared between the provinces and the Oil Ministry on the management of oil fields," said Amer Nasrallah, the chairman of the Missan provincial council's energy com...

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