Details emerge from the court battle for Rumaila

Iraq Oil Report sheds light on the federal court challenge to BP's contract for Rumaila with the documents filed by the Oil Ministry and MP Musawi in recent hearings.

BAGHDAD - The lawsuit filed in federal court challenging Baghdad's first long-term foreign oil contract offers a glimpse into a court system that may be forced set a precedent for validating Iraq's oil policies.

The Rumaila oilfield contract, signed with BP and the Chinese National Petroleum Corp. in November, has been challenged by Member of Parliament Sheda Musawi on four counts alleging the deal violates Iraqi law and the Constitution.

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