For the development of the energy sector Reuters reported that in May auction cabinet of Iraq has permitted the contracts of three oil and gas honoured to overseas firms as division of the country's task to draw investment.
The spokesman of Iraq government said that over the next few years Iraq which is a member of OPEC is likely to be the world's main foundation of new oil providers. Iraq has signed agreement with worldwide oil companies and plans for extra oil and gas blocks, start more bidding around.
The spokesman, Mr Ali al Dabbagh said that the cabinet accepted an opening gas searching agreement with Pakistan Petroleum for gas block 8 and one more contract with an assembly led by Lukoil to build up Iraq's oil block 10. It accepted a first contract with Russia's Bashneft to expand Iraq's oil block 12 however determined to hold-up support of an agreement signed with a group led by Kuwait Energy for oil block 9.
He also said that cabinet determined to setback agreement of a bond for block 9 in anticipation of the oil ministry finishes some of its actions. Agreements accepted by cabinet are prepared for closing signing by Iraq's ministry of oil.
Source [Steel Guru]