BAGHDAD - Parliament's Oil and Energy Committee wants the legislature to ban Iraq's central, regional, and provincial governments from signing any new oil or gas contracts until a long-delayed hydrocarbons law is passed.
The committee formally submitted a statement to Parliament, a copy of which was given to Iraq Oil Report by committee adviser Luay al-Khateeb of the Iraq Energy Institute, calling for a vote banning any new deals until the law is passed.
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