Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. XLIX

No 37

18-Sept-2006

IRAQ

Kurdistan Regional Government Hydrocarbon Law: A Commentary

By Tariq Shafiq

Tariq Shafiq is Director, Petrolog & Associates, and Founding Director Iraq National Oil Company (tshafiq4@aol.com).

1. Basic Survey

1.1The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has published drafts of two Hydrocarbon Laws: one for the Kurdistan Region and the other for the Iraq Federal (Central) government. The drafts have been circulated to officials from the...