Q&A: Uday Awad, member of the Parliament Oil and Gas Committee

An MP from Basra and influential member of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, Awad outlined his position on foreign oil companies in Iraq and Iran's role in the oil sector.
Uday Awad, a member of Parliament from Basra who sits on the Oil and Gas Committee. (Photo credit: office of Uday Awad)

BAGHDAD - Passing an Oil and Gas Law is the top priority of the Iraqi Parliament’s Oil and Gas committee, but a six-month timeline announced by Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani is "very ambitious," according to Basrawi MP Uday Awad.

Since the ratification of the Iraqi Constitution in 2005, Parliament has failed to pass an Oil and Gas Law that would define the contours of revenue sharing and governance of the country’s energy resources between the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the federal government.

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