Middle East Economic Survey


No 35


Oil Provisions In Iraqs Draft Constitution Vague And Restrictive, Says Issam Chalabi

The provisions in Iraqs draft constitution governing the countrys oil sector and the distribution of oil revenue are vague, and restrict the influence of the central government in running the industry, former Iraqi oil minister Issam Chalabi toldMEES on 25 August. The draft still awaits parliaments approval. An initial deadline of 15 August was extended...