KRG expects Baghdad technical oil delegation

Broad agreement to end oil disputes not expected until after new government, but KRG oil minister said upcoming meetings would make technical progress on oil development.
KRG expects Baghdad technical oil delegation
Tankers filling up at the Tawke field station in June 2008. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)

Ashti Hawrami, the minister of natural resources of the Kurdistan Regional Government, confirmed media reports that Iraq’s deputy oil minister for upstream would lead a delegation to discuss lingering oil issues.But, he said, the talks will not bring about an end to the impasse over the KRG’s two dozen oil deals that Baghdad opposes or the oil-related legislation that has stalled in the political process.“It’s not a conversation we will have with this sort of delegation,” Hawra...

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