KRG publishes contracts

In an effort to bring transparency to its oil sector, the Kurdish government is making public its controversial production sharing contracts.
An employee works at the Tawke oil field, which is administered by the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region. (MUHANNAD FALA'AH/Getty Images)

The semi-autonomous Kurdistan region is publishing its contracts with foreign oil companies as part of an initiative to bring greater transparency to its oil sector.

Nineteen of the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) 42 contracts have been published online so far. Kurdistan's minister of natural resources, Ashti Hawrami, said in a statement that the government was taking "the next step in implementing our policy of transparency and commitment to freedom of information in Kurdistan's oil and gas sector."

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