MY LADIES » November 14th, 2014, 11:42 am
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE…WOW…YESTERDAY WAS SUCH AN EXCITING DAY IN KURDISTAN WASN’T IT? I THINK WE ARE SEEING GREAT PROGRESS BUT MUST AGREE WITH RANDY WE ARE ONLY HALF WAY THERE WITH WHAT THEY ARE SHOWING US AND AGREEMENTS HAVE BEEN REACHED IN THE PAST AND THEN LATER BROKEN SO LET’S REMAIN CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC BUT GROUNDED.
YESTERDAY WAS THE FIRST STEPS THEY HAVE SHOWN US SO FAR. THE NEXT FEW DAYS WILL BE VERY TELLING. BARZANI IS EXPECTED IN BAGHDAD AND THEY WILL IRON OUT THE OTHER OUTSTANDING ISSUES HOPEFULLY.
NOW LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR.
WE KNOW THEY HAVE WORKED OUT THE SALARIES AND THE DAILY PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS BUT THEY STILL NEED TO WORK OUT WHO IS CHARGE OF EXPORTS AND THE MUTUAL BENEFITS. THE COMING DAYS MAY FINALIZE THAT.
THERE ARE A FEW THINGS WE FIND A BIT CURIOUS AND WILL BE WATCHING CLOSELY, FOR INSTANCE WE SEE HERE THAT THEY ARE SAYING THEY ARE HAVING A WORK SHOP WITH THE PROVINCIAL COUNCILS TOMORROW TO DEVELOP AND ACTIVATE THE ROLE OF INVESTMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONSTITUTION. OK WELL HOW WILL THEY DO THAT WITH OUT AN OFFICIAL RATE?
ALSO WE SEE HERE THAT THEY ARE GOING TO SEND THE DRAFT OIL AND GAS TO PARLIAMENT FOR A VOTE, WELL HOW WILL THEY DO THAT IF IT NOT COMPLETE YET?
YOU SEE ONCE AGAIN THEY ARE DOING MANY THINGS BUT ONLY SHOWING THEM TO US IN BITS AND PIECES. THE COMING DAYS WILL BE INTERESTING FOR SURE. IN OUR OPINION THERE IS NOT MUCH LEFT TO BE DONE BUT STILL REMAIN IN YOUR SEATS UNTIL THIS RIDE COMES TO A COMPLETE STOP.
LOVE TO ALL MY LADIES
INTERESTING, SO ARE WE TO ASSUME THE INVESTMENT LAW IS COMPLETE AND THEY HAVE A REALITY RATE?
Oil Ministry to discuss with local governments on Saturday to activate the role of investment in accordance with the Constitution
Thursday, / November 13, 2014 21:30
Kicks off next Saturday of the workshop organized by the Oil Ministry with the participation of local governments in the provinces.
Said Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, according to a statement of his ministry received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of "The ministry aims through this workshop to invest all the prospects of cooperation between the Ministry of Oil and local governments in the oil industry to develop and activate the role of investment in the implementation of development projects and the form in which it is consistent and in conformity with the provisions of the Constitution and natural resources investment strategy emanating from it.
AGAIN INTERESTING, IS THE OIL AND GAS COMPLETE OR NOT?
Deputy for the Kurdistan Alliance: The government is sending a draft oil and gas law to parliament
Fri, 14 / November 2014 08:05
MP for the Kurdistan Alliance Kaveh Mohammad, Friday, that the federal government is about to send the draft oil and gas law, to Parliament for discussion and voting on it.
He said Muhammad told all of Iraq [where] that "the federal government is about to accomplish the project of oil and gas law," noting that "not to adopt such a law, is a constitutional void," pointing out that "the approval solves a lot of problems between the province and the center."
Relations between the governments in Baghdad and Erbil strained by differences over many issues, the most important oil and gas law and Article 140 of the Constitution on the disputed areas. End
STILL MORE TO BE DONE, WHO WILL CONTROL EXPORTS?
Kurdistan, Iraq reach deal on oil, salaries and budget
November 14, 2014
ERBIL-Hewlêr, Kurdistan region 'Iraq',— Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan said Thursday it had reached a breakthrough deal with Baghdad in a long-standing dispute over oil sales and salary payments.
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said Baghdad had agreed to a $500 million payment in exchange for the transfer of 150,000 barrels of Kurdish oil per day to the federal government.
The deal was reached at a meeting in the Kurdish capital Erbil between Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi, Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and his deputy, Qubad Talabani.
"As a first step it was agreed that the federal government will transfer the amount of $500 million to the KRG," in return for which the Kurdish region "will put 150,000 bpd at their disposal," the statement said.
"Nechirvan Barzani will then head a delegation due to arrive in Baghdad in the coming days to reach a comprehensive, fair and constitutional solution to all outstanding differences between the federal government and the KRG," the statement added.
Hoshiyar Zebari said Iraq's central government had agreed for the time being to resume payments from the federal budget for Kurdish civil servants' salaries.
Zebari, who is a Kurd, described the step as a "major breakthrough" that would reduce friction between the KRG and Baghdad. He said the payments would cover October and then November.
The deal was reached after talks between Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mehdi and Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani in the Kurdistan region on Thursday.
Baghdad stopped paying for KRG civil servant salaries in protest against the Kurds' exporting oil to Turkey independently.
In Erbil, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) confirmed the agreement.
"What they have agreed is that Baghdad will release some funds - $500 million - and the KRG will give 150,000 barrels per day of oil to Baghdad," KRG spokesman Safeen Dizayee told Reuters.
Kurdistan has been independently selling oil via Turkey, sparking the ire of the central government and taking a fresh step towards further autonomy.
The timeframe of the deal is not clear but the definitive agreement to be sealed in Baghdad is expected to provide for further payments from the federal government.
Talabani, writing on Twitter, said "today's important agreement between the KRG and Baghdad is a first step towards a lasting agreement on revenue sharing and oil exports."
The upfront payment will help pay the salaries of Kurdish civil servants, as Baghdad is constitutionally obliged to do, and ease budget pressures on the region.
The deal is one of the most significant achievements of the new Iraqi government of Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi.
The dispute has lasted almost a year and had led to a steep deterioration of relations between the federal government and the secessionist Kurdish north.
A resolution of the bitter budget feud is seen as an essential step in improving cooperation between Baghdad and Erbil in their common fight against the Islamic State jihadist group.
EXPORTS STILL UNDER CONTROL OF KURDS
KRG spokesman Safeen Dizayee said delegation headed by the prime minister would travel to Baghdad soon to hammer out a more comprehensive deal and the regional government would not hand over control of exports to Baghdad.
A similar agreement was proposed in April but never advanced to a deal. In July, then Iraqi foreign minister Zebari said the Kurdish political bloc withdrew from the national government in protest against Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's accusation that Kurds were harbouring Islamist insurgents in their capital.
The Kurds later rejoined the administration. But tensions persisted. Maliki, one of the most divisive figures to emerge from the U.S. occupation of Iraq, was later replaced by Haider al-Abadi. He is seen as a moderate Shi'ite capable of cooperating with Sunni Muslims, Kurds and other sects.
Iraqi leaders are under pressure to bury differences in order to counter Islamic State militants who have seized chunks of the country in the north and west.
There are about 5 million Kurds in majority Arab Iraq, which has a population of more than 30 million. Most live in the north, where they run their own affairs, but remain reliant on Baghdad for a share of the national budget.
GOOD FIRST STEPS FOR SURE BUT THERE IS STILL MORE TO BE DECIDED. WE ARE GETTING CLOSER AND WITH THIS NEW GOVERNMENT THERE ARE BETTER ODDS THAT THIS INITIAL AGREEMENT WILL BE UPHELD BY BOTH PARTIES UNLIKE THE PREVIOUS AGREEMENTS WHICH NEVER STOOD A CHANCE WITH THE MALIKI ADMINISTRATION.
Oil: Baghdad and Erbil agreement to resolve differences between the two sides will not constitute a final solution
Fri Nov 14 2014 14:02 | (Voice of Iraq) - Sumerian News / Baghdad
was considered the Oil Ministry, said Friday that the recent agreement between the governments in Baghdad and Erbil to resolve differences between the two sides will not constitute a final solution, but opens the way for the start of the development of solutions, "a comprehensive, just and constitutional" for all outstanding matters, as pointed out that respect this agreement by both parties will ensure the return of some one million barrels of oil a day to the Treasury.
The ministry said in a statement: "Alsumaria News" got a copy of it, that "after extensive consultations within the parties to the federal government and between the parliamentary blocs and with Kurdistan Regional Government, and under the guidance of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and the implementation of paragraph 17 of the government's curriculum has been agreed with the Government of the Territory to start by first steps to rebuild confidence and resolve differences in a comprehensive, just and constitutional after that escalated the crisis and formed a rift that threatens national unity.
" She added that "the agreement whereby the federal government transferred $ 500 million to the Government of the Region in the recent development of 150 thousand barrels of crude oil per day at the disposal of the Federal Government ", pointing out that" the federal government and the government of the region, had already reached in 2014 and the years that preceded it, many times, to the agreements did not find its way to the application, or applied for a short period and then stopped. SEE MORE
THE AGREEMENT WILL RESTORE TENS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT WAS LOST TO THE TREASURY IN 2014
Abdul-Mahdi: Baghdad and Erbil agreement will ensure recovery of the money that we lost to the Treasury and the logic of mutual profit will double profits
11/14/2014 three twelve p.m
Said Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, on Friday, that the agreement between Baghdad and Erbil does not constitute a "final solution" to the outstanding issues, but is the "beginning" of the broad comprehensive, just and constitutional between the two solutions, and as he emphasized that the agreement if it has been applied and developed will ensure the restoration of tens of billions of dollars defeat by Iraq during the 2014 to the Treasury, confirmed that the logic of "mutual profit" will double the value of profits "unforeseen and direct" and will increase the benefits of shared benefits flowing in the interest of the whole country. SEE MORE; LINK
BRIDGING THE DEFICIT OF THE BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR WITH THE AGREEMENTS WITH KURDISTAN AND THE POSSIBILITY OF EXPORTING KIRKUK OIL
Parliamentary Oil: Baghdad and Erbil agreement will help to bridge the budget deficit has been re-exported via the Kirkuk oil region
14.11.2014 forty-eight past two p.m.
I went back to the Commission on oil and energy parliamentary, on Friday, the Federal Government and the Government of the Territory of the budget on issues related to the general budget and oil exports to "positive" agreement, as shown that this step will help in bridging the "deficit" budget next year, suggested the possibility of exporting Kirkuk oil through Kurdistan .
Said committee member Ibrahim Bahr al-Ulum, in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The agreement, which was yesterday, between Baghdad and Erbil, on budget and export of oil is a positive step calculates the Federal Government and the oil sector," noting that "this step will be followed by other steps, particularly the upcoming visit of the President of the Government of the Territory. " SEE MORE LINK
WHENEVER THE UN IS HAPPY WE ARE HAPPY!
Head of UN mission in Iraq Nikolay Mladenov
UNAMI: the agreement between Baghdad and Erbil on the budget is an important step and will allow staff to the region to be paid
14.11.2014 eleven five
Counting Head of UNAMI in Iraq Nikolai Miladinov, on Friday, the agreement between the federal government and the government of the region about the budget "an important step", and pointed out that it will now allow for staff of the region to receive their salaries, while pointing out that this agreement will make the Kurdistan resume its contribution to the federal budget.
Said Mladenov said in a statement received (range Press), a copy of the "agreement that was reached between the central government and the regional government to settle the dispute on the budget welcome step," returned her "first and important step towards the creation of a comprehensive, just and constitutional for all outstanding issues." LINK