Baghdad's struggle to unlock oil

Tomlinson, Hugh
July 2008
MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;7/11/2008, Vol. 52 Issue 28, p24
The article elaborates on the status of technical services contracts (TSC) aimed in unlocking oil in Baghdad, Iraq. The city's plan to sign a series of short-term TSC with foreign oil companies exposes the government's continuing failure to resolve the deep divisions as to who controls the country's natural resources. Before it decides to begin its recovery, it has to unlock oil potentials. But it cannot be done because a new federal law remains stalled in parliament.


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