Iraq gets to profit from the US doing all the work of freeing them up to sell oil fields?
The US gets NOTHING? in return?
This is UNCONSCIONABLE!
Where is the leadership of this GOVERNMENT?
Forget Obama, he has no stomach for doing anything that looks like standing up for America. But what about the rest? Where are the real politicians?
We has spent our BLOOD and TREASURE over there. This is not right. This is the MUSLIM WORLD spitting in the face of the WEST and Saddam Husein telling off the WEST. He is the one laughing in his grave and the statue that was torn down? Well, they’ll put up another one of OBAMA.
America to the Muslim is like a disgraced whore. Beaten by a trick and left in the street with her pants down.
(AFP) – 1 day ago
BAGHDAD — Iraq will offer 12 oil and gas exploration sites later this year in a fourth energy auction since mid-2009, oil ministry spokesman Assem Jihad told AFP Wednesday.
“The ministry is getting ready to offer 12 exploration sites for auction this year,” Jihad said, noting that the fields included both oil and gas resources, but did not specify how many of each.
“We hope this will be finished this year, this will be the fourth bidding round,” he added.
Jihad also said that draft contracts for gas fields auctioned to foreign energy companies late last year would be finalised later this month.
Iraq currently produces around 2.5 million barrels of oil per day, with around 80 percent of those being exported. Both figures are expected to rise dramatically in the coming years after two oil field auctions in 2009 led to 11 contracts being signed with international firms.
Oil revenues account for 90 percent of Iraq’s government income.