BAGHDAD - Two laws that would dramatically alter the contentious landscape of Iraq's oil sector – and potentially de-politicize its operations – will be taken up by two committees next week.
Parliament's Oil and Energy Committee is scheduled to debate a law to reconstitute the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC), and the Cabinet's Energy Committee – led by Hussain al-Shahristani, the ex-oil minister, current deputy prime minister for energy affairs, and key ally of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki – will take up the oil and gas law.
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