Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LII

No 32

10-Aug-2009

IRAQ

Shahristani Fires SOC Chief, Pushes Ahead With Bidding

Iraqi Minister of Oil Husain al-Shahristani has fired the head of the South Oil Company (SOC) as he continues to erode opposition to his plans for awarding oil field development projects to international oil companies (IOCs). Oil ministry spokesman Asim Jihad confirmed on 30 July that former SOC Director General Fayadh Hasan Na'ma had been removed from his post, and that Dhiya Jaafar...