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4-Iraqi Kurdistan confirms Exxon oil deal-minister

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posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 02:55 PM
So Who says that the Iraqi war wasnt about The Oil?
Source Reuters

ARBIL, Iraq, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Iraq's Kurdish region has signed an exploration deal with Exxon Mobil, a Kurdish official said on Sunday, confirming a deal that Iraq has said could jeopardise the U.S. oil giant's southern oilfield contract.

And get this part

Iraqi Kurdistan has enjoyed more stability and security in recent years than the rest of Iraq, which is struggling with stubborn violence from insurgents and militias more than eight years after the U.S. invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

In June, Deputy Prime Minister Hussain al-Shahristani said West Qurna Phase One production had hit 350,000 barrels per day and was expected to reach 400,000 bpd by year-end.

So it seems that the Iraqi Kurdistan were with the American oil Giants after all funny how they were the only ones who enjoyed more stability and security eh?

So the next time you pick your gas from Exxon you know whers its from? Iraq so tell me how this isnt what the reason why we are in iraq Its about the Oil, thats why America is there in the first place.

edit on 16-11-2011 by Agent_USA_Supporter because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 10:47 PM
This may be one reason for the stepped up attacks by Iran and Turkey.

Both have been attacking Kurd areas.

posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 10:51 PM

Shell oil has "pulled out" of talks .....

Royal Dutch Shell has pulled out of oil-development talks with the Kurdistan regional government in an effort to protect lucrative investments in southern Iraq, including a potential $17bn natural gas deal.

Over recent days Iraqi government officials have threatened to cancel an existing oilfield contract with ExxonMobil, after the Financial Times reported that the US company had become the first “supermajor” to conclude exploration contracts with the KRG. Major oil companies are racing to secure supplies in Iraq, which has some of the largest oil and gas reserves in the world.

Shell pulls out of Kurdistan oil talks

Hmmmmmm ....

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