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Iraqi Kurdistan is planning to conclude new contracts with Rosneft

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The leadership of Iraqi Kurdistan is discussing the possibility of signing new contracts with the company "Rosneft", reports RIA News statement by the Prime Minister of autonomy Nechirvan Barzani.


Head of Rosneft Igor Sechin

We already have a contract with Rosneft; we will continue our economic cooperation with the company. And we are pleased that Russian companies are actively working in Iraqi Kurdistan. We are discussing new contracts, but so far there is no agreement. Iraqi Kurdistan is open to Russian investment,
said Barzani on the margins of the Munich Security Conference.

In February last year, the parties entered into an agreement on cooperation in the oil and gas sector and a contract for the purchase and sale of oil from 2017 to 2019 a year. In October, Rosneft and Iraqi Kurdistan announced the launch of a project to operate an oil pipeline, in which a Russian company could leave 60 percent.

Recall that in September a referendum was held in Iraqi Kurdistan, in which more than 90% of voters voted for the independence of the region. Baghdad declared it illegitimate, and the expansion of Erbil’s cooperation with foreign oil companies provoked sharp criticism from the Iraqi authorities. They called all the transactions concluded bypassing the capital illegal.

"Gas station" in northern Iraq

The Iraqi Oil Ministry asked Rosneft to clarify its position on contracts with Iraqi Kurdistan. In turn, the head of the company, Igor Sechin, said that Rosneft extracts raw materials in Iraqi Kurdistan and complies with local legislation.

In January, Iraqi Cabinet Minister Mahdi al-Alak told the agency that Baghdad would not pursue Rosneft for its deals with Kurdish autonomy, but it would also not abide by the company's contracts with Erbil.
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  1. Herculesic
    Herculesic 18 February 2018 19: 22
    +20
    Rosneft walks along the razor's edge - Iraqi authorities can seize assets from them! Kurdistan is essentially an illegal education, and our businesses have played and will end for them, and, accordingly, for our country, everything is deplorable! Nefig was there to climb while they are biting each other.
    1. Logall
      Logall 18 February 2018 19: 25
      +14
      Kurds go under the amerzas, which means it may be the message of Amerz!?! So these contracts do not promise us anything good ...
      1. Andrey K
        Andrey K 18 February 2018 19: 37
        +24
        Quote: Logall
        ... Kurds go under the Amerzians, which means it may be the message of Amerz!?! So these contracts do not promise us anything good ...

        In the fall, when the Iraqi authorities took Mosul, Rosneft flew by with a few lard of American rubles already invested. Iraqis took their oil fields, the Kurds took money from Rosneft - washed their hands. It was about writing off the invested as a loss.
        For some reason, this topic is not addressed at all in this article.
        Merines do not need to impose sanctions against us, just a couple more of such super-investments and the company will go bankrupt.
        1. Logall
          Logall 18 February 2018 19: 44
          +14
          Rosneft is a state-owned company! So a large proportion of the government of this corporation is owned by the Russian government ...
          Quote: Andrey K
          a couple more of such super-investments and the company will go bankrupt.

          Only the "cunning plan" comes to mind!
          1. Andrey K
            Andrey K 18 February 2018 19: 47
            +13
            Quote: Logall
            ... Only the "cunning plan" comes to mind! ...

            You must have five aces up your sleeve to play gambling in the east, and even according to the rules written under the dictation of geldings.
            1. Logall
              Logall 18 February 2018 20: 00
              +10
              Previously, cheaters broke fingers. We need to pick up a hammer ... (Moreover, there is one in this region!) And for some of our people, rinse their brains! - clogged with money dust ...
              1. Tatyana
                Tatyana 18 February 2018 20: 09
                +7
                Quote: Herkulesich
                Rosneft walks along the razor's edge - Iraqi authorities can seize assets from them! Kurdistan is essentially an illegal education, and our businesses have played and will end for them, and, accordingly, for our country, everything is deplorable! Nefig was there to climb while they are biting each other.
                Kurdistan is now called "Israel of the 21 Century"!
                In fact, Kurdistan is following the path chosen by Israel to achieve its own state in the 1940's.

                On the verge of declaring its independence, Israel led a complex diplomatic game in the world on all fronts, successfully using the conflict between the West and the USSR. And until this happened, Israel deftly lobbied for its interests in both camps - NATO countries and the Soviet bloc.

                The Kurds are now doing the same, taking advantage of the contradictions between the countries participating in the armed conflicts in the BV.
                In this regard, frankly WESTERN Kurds are also not “white” or “fluffy” at all! And who will whom - Russia or Kurdistan - in the end, "have" in terms of protecting their national interests in the BV, time will tell!

                Most likely, the Kurds will “have” Russia! Since for the Kurds this is a historic chance in the matter of their independent national survival in the territories of their compact residence.
                1. voyaka uh
                  voyaka uh 19 February 2018 00: 19
                  +4
                  Thank you for supporting the independence of Kurdistan! Rosneft must protect its interests by all means. C-300 stationed in Kurdistan will cool the ardor of the unbridled Iraqi military. Hands off the young Kurdish republic that defeated ISIS and is fighting for its freedom in the ring of Shiite aggressors.
                  1. Tatyana
                    Tatyana 19 February 2018 03: 37
                    +7
                    Quote: voyaka uh
                    Thank you for supporting the independence of Kurdistan! Rosneft must protect its interests by all means. C-300 stationed in Kurdistan will cool the ardor of the unbridled Iraqi military. Hands off the young Kurdish republic that defeated ISIS and is fighting for its freedom in the ring of Shiite aggressors.
                    Yes, Alexey! From your manipulative thinking in favor of Israel, you can just go crazy!

                    According to Western plans, Kurdistan should be created in the territories of Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Iran. Moreover, Kurdistan will be obliged to the United States with all its education, and therefore it will be a strong lever of influence over the entire region to help the United States and Israel.
                    Moreover, the Kurdish state will by definition be not only anti-Arab, but also anti-Turkish and anti-Iranian. In addition, having arisen at present on the ashes of Iraq and Syria, on the borders of Shiite Iran and Sunni Turkey, to which Kurdistan will necessarily make territorial claims in alliance with Israel and the USA, it will plunge the region for a long time into a new nightmare of wars, terror, instability .
                    Those. from the point of view of regional logic, Kurdistan could be compared not so much with the Balkan Kosovo as with Israel in the first period of its existence.
                    It should be borne in mind that the Kurds themselves are by no means united. And this means that for the Kurds themselves a scenario has been prepared for incessant internal strife, a struggle for power and resources, periodic outbreaks of civil war. All this has already happened and is taking place in Palestine, Lebanon during the civil wars.
                    Like today's Ukraine born on the Maidan, tomorrow's Kurdistan born in the war will become the strongest source of instability and conflicts on the borders of several civilizations: Arab, Turkish, Iranian and at the same time in the heart of the Islamic world and the BV region, as it is seen and understood in the USA.

                    It is Israel and the United States that will benefit from all this in BV.
              2. Andrey K
                Andrey K 18 February 2018 20: 17
                +10
                Quote: Logall
                ... And to some, from "ours", rinse the brains! - clogged with money dust ...

                I'll try to guess who "rinse the brain" repeat
                1. cniza
                  cniza 18 February 2018 20: 52
                  +7
                  Why throw in such a provocation, who is discussing what? That Sechin radish is already understandable, but where is the interest of Russia?
                  1. Andrey K
                    Andrey K 18 February 2018 21: 04
                    +12
                    Quote: cniza
                    ... That Sechin radish is already understandable, but where is Russia's interest? ...

                    Victor hi
                    The conversation that a man was starred and imagines himself a strategist. "Partners" - stupidly "breed rabbits" request
                    The interest of Russia, in my opinion, is not here. There are oil "floodlights" on the territory of the official Iraqi government, and the money is tucked into the pocket of the Kurdish quasi-formation. How Sechin is trying to comply with Russia's interests there, I also do not understand.
                    The question is too serious to be put "at random" ...
            2. Svarog
              Svarog 18 February 2018 21: 20
              +3
              Quote: Andrey K
              Quote: Logall
              ... Only the "cunning plan" comes to mind! ...

              You must have five aces up your sleeve to play gambling in the east, and even according to the rules written under the dictation of geldings.

              No aces are needed, you just need to transfer money to someone’s account ..
          2. passing
            passing 19 February 2018 18: 01
            +1
            Only the "cunning plan" comes to mind!

            Only the next cut comes to mind.
            feel free to call a spade a spade
        2. Ascetic
          Ascetic 18 February 2018 19: 54
          +8
          Quote: Andrey K
          the Kurds who took money from Rosneft washed their hands. It was about writing off the invested as a loss.

          They took 1 billion from Rosneft. and spent on paying off debt to the emirate Dana Gas. In total, the contract is valued at 3 lard. This money Rosneft gave Kurdistan as an advance. The amount of contracts between Iraqi Kurdistan and Rosneft exceeds $ 3 billion.
          Rosneft and Iraqi Kurdistan signed a cooperation agreement in February 2017. In particular, the parties agreed to buy and sell oil from 2017 to 2019. In September, they also held negotiations on the possibility of Rosneft's participation in the construction of a gas pipeline in Kurdistan. The agreement may be signed before the end of the year.

          That's where the field of activity for PMCs is! Rosneft is quite capable of maintaining a similar structure. There was infa that Sechin is actively lobbying for the PMC law in the government and the State Duma. Iraqis will immediately become more accommodating
          “Much more can be achieved with a kind word and a gun than just a kind word”
          1. Andrey K
            Andrey K 18 February 2018 20: 21
            +6
            Quote: Ascetic
            ... They took 1 billion from Rosneft. and spent on paying off debt to the emirate Dana Gas. In total, the contract is valued at 3 lard. This money Rosneft gave Kurdistan as an advance. The amount of contracts between Iraqi Kurdistan and Rosneft exceeds $ 3 billion ...

            This is what we are talking about. hi
          2. Jack
            Jack 19 February 2018 05: 41
            +1
            Few Americans crushed our? Do you offer to offer them a supplement?
          3. Viktor.12.71
            Viktor.12.71 19 February 2018 06: 30
            +2
            Quote: Ascetic
            Iraqis will immediately become more accommodating
            “Much more can be achieved with a kind word and a gun than just a kind word”

            Against ALL Iraqi army and Iranian militias? Well, go ahead. Or do you think that at the top of Iraq and Iran are sitting who will strengthen the Kurds and turn into Kurdistan?
        3. Svarog
          Svarog 18 February 2018 21: 19
          +2
          Yes, the company will go bankrupt, but its leader Sechin will not go bankrupt, for some reason I’m sure of this ..
          1. Vadim237
            Vadim237 18 February 2018 21: 42
            +2
            In a parallel universe, it will go bankrupt, with assets of 10 trillion rubles, as well as a net profit of 500 billion - every year.
      2. Safevi
        Safevi 18 February 2018 19: 56
        +2
        Let Rosneft not be particularly deceived. The information is being circulated that the next in line with the Turks is the Kandil region in Iraqi Kurdistan.
        1. Nikolai Grek
          Nikolai Grek 18 February 2018 21: 08
          +3
          Quote: sefevi
          what's next in line for the Turks-

          recourse recourse you didn’t understand the previous one in turn !!! what what
      3. APASUS
        APASUS 18 February 2018 20: 58
        +2
        Quote: Logall
        Kurds go under the amerzas, which means it may be the message of Amerz!

        Americans are sure that the Kurds are under them, and the Kurds are sure that they will be able to refuse the Americans after gaining independence, the beginning of a big game.
        Quote: Logall
        So these contracts do not promise us anything good ...

        Us?
        The most interesting thing is that it’s from the state that such deals are made by super managers. But in case of failure, this remains the problem of the state itself.
      4. Svarog
        Svarog 18 February 2018 21: 17
        +2
        Quote: Logall
        Kurds go under the amerzas, which means it may be the message of Amerz!?! So these contracts do not promise us anything good ...

        Maybe specifically the leadership of Rosneft promised something?
    2. svp67
      svp67 18 February 2018 19: 32
      +3
      Quote: Herkulesich
      Rosneft walks along the razor's edge

      This is the third case, after such news here ...
      Five women died after being shot by an unknown crowd of people in Dagestan, four more with wounded are in the hospital, the press service of the region’s Ministry of Health told RIA “Dagestan”.

      My condolences to the relatives of the victims.
      1. Logall
        Logall 18 February 2018 19: 39
        +4
        Sergei hi
        Well, here, he took my spoiled mood ... On holidays. One of which is a saint!
        Quote: svp67
        Five women died after shooting by an unknown crowd of people in Dagestan

        You can’t forgive this! Despite Forgiveness Sunday ...
        1. svp67
          svp67 18 February 2018 19: 42
          +5
          Quote: Logall
          Well, here, took my spoiled mood ...

          Not me ... myself upset. Parishioners, women, the most peaceful people ... FORGIVENESS Sunday. Only non-people can do this and they have no place in our world.
          1. Logall
            Logall 18 February 2018 19: 45
            +5
            Quote: svp67
            Only non-people can do this and they have no place in our world.

            I agree with you, Sergey!
            1. Svarog51
              Svarog51 18 February 2018 20: 31
              +3
              Alexander hi And instead of receiving guests and congratulations, we are sitting on VO? AT THE TABLE TO GUESTS !!! am
              1. Logall
                Logall 18 February 2018 21: 16
                +3
                Sergey, thank you for your concern, but the holiday is over! I have to go to work tomorrow...
          2. Jack
            Jack 19 February 2018 05: 44
            0
            The need for people blows the roof ... And sometimes the guilty are found not there!
    3. Anarchist
      Anarchist 18 February 2018 19: 34
      +8
      hi
      Quote: Herkulesich
      illegal education

      And they can easily take away assets, according to concepts. Or select a new, legitimate owner of these lands.
      Psss: you are not friends with mail?
      1. Svarog51
        Svarog51 18 February 2018 20: 34
        +2
        And can I put my curious nose into the mail problem? Can I help with what?
      2. Herculesic
        Herculesic 18 February 2018 20: 55
        +1
        Alexander! hi I confess, because of the lack of time I rarely go to the mail! hi But, I just answered you! hi
    4. faradien
      faradien 18 February 2018 20: 09
      0
      Kurds run the risk of outwitting themselves. They want to suck like an affectionate calf of two queens. But soon they will run into Amer’s “fidelity to agreements”, and they can always rely on ours, well, or almost always. Kurds will still seek independence and the autonomy of the territory is inevitable. So these are contracts for the future. Short-term and even medium-term there will not be many benefits to us. But in the long run, as well as in order not to lose influence on the Kurds, contracts are an important step. Amer on the Middle East will gradually become not sweet and their influence will fall.
    5. flicker
      flicker 18 February 2018 22: 30
      +1
      Iraqi authorities can seize assets from them!
      They can, but they won’t. I think this is the case when it is in the interests of both the Kurds and the interests of the Iraqi authorities.
    6. siberalt
      siberalt 19 February 2018 06: 07
      0
      Sechin no matter who the grandmother do. They don't smell. lol With whom is he going to agree there when the subject of the contract does not legally exist?
  2. afrikanez
    afrikanez 18 February 2018 19: 24
    +5
    Kurdistan as such is not, but he has an agreement with Russia. This is how to understand that? Sechin doesn’t care who they rob, what their own, what strangers ....
  3. ancestors from Don
    ancestors from Don 18 February 2018 19: 36
    +4
    Rosneft chose not a reliable ally, Iran, Iraq and Turkey will be categorically against some solid minuses, is it worth it to spoil relations with current fellow travelers for the sake of ghostly profits, especially since Iraqi Kurdistan dreams of growing in size due to the territory of Syria, Iran, Turkey.
  4. bane's jacket
    bane's jacket 18 February 2018 19: 39
    +3
    Rosneft (read - Russia) has already got at least $ 1 billion with this “contract” in Kirkuk. A lot of free money? good
  5. rruvim
    rruvim 18 February 2018 19: 50
    +1
    But Sechin will not "put" a friend of Primakov Barzani, like Ulyukaev? Or, after an unsuccessful attempt by Wagner PMC to squeeze the Kursk oil refinery down the drain?
    1. Mih1974
      Mih1974 18 February 2018 22: 46
      0
      Oh, I suspect that if Sevin turn to Shoigu "for help", repeat then no mattresses will help the Kurds good
  6. Simon
    Simon 18 February 2018 19: 54
    +2
    Quote: Logall
    Kurds go under the amerzas, which means it may be the message of Amerz!?! So these contracts do not promise us anything good ...

    I agree! But there is a way out in my opinion. It is necessary to unite the Syrians and Iraqis, and accordingly the Kurds of both states, into some kind of Arab alliance. I think that it would be much better for them to live, but it is unlikely that they will succeed, the Americans will "put sticks in the wheels." request
    1. rruvim
      rruvim 18 February 2018 20: 20
      +2
      Pancake! All this has already been completed. Syria and Egypt were already united in a union, even into a single State, and the Iraqis there were "caught up." This "phenomenon" was called - UAR (United Arab Republic). Alas, everything ended in failure. Jews indicated to each participant "their place" ...
  7. Fedorov
    Fedorov 18 February 2018 20: 04
    +6
    I didn’t understand. Rosneft - whose company? It’s kind of like a state, but there is Qatar, Switzerland ... and the demon knows who. At least the board of directors voiced.
    It would have been better if they had beaten off hundreds of kindergartens, and there were about a dozen orphanages with a lifelong maintenance of Rosneft, and not climb into Iraq.
    All of them are not enough ... sad Or is their Trumpet really calling? beckoning ...
    1. bald
      bald 18 February 2018 20: 26
      +5
      That's right - I would not say that it is state-owned.
    2. rruvim
      rruvim 18 February 2018 20: 29
      +1
      Who are the minority shareholders? - The secret behind the "seven" seals. But judging by the fact that they hired the entire Wagner PMC Corps in the spin cycle at the Kurds of the Konoko refinery, the money there is not small.
  8. bald
    bald 18 February 2018 20: 23
    +5
    What a cunning figovina it turns out. There is a war, the warring parties are not two or three. Rosneft, by its actions, will make enemies of Russia, or grandmothers have overshadowed their eyes.
    1. Mih1974
      Mih1974 18 February 2018 22: 50
      +1
      Judging by the distant "groans under the carpet," Sechin just appears as "the most intelligent man" smile while the locals share something here and there, he concludes agreements with all at all. In general, if you read information from Iraq “from a certain angle”, then it turns out that you are a Russian goof, but we will not dispute, nor will we recognize that our enemies will not sell them to you. Translating into Russian - if someone grabbed something and sold Sechin, then others would take a sigh and regret that it was not they who sold it to Sechin. good
      1. bald
        bald 19 February 2018 05: 03
        +3
        Whatever it was, sideways did not work out for Russia, especially in the region. Rosneft is an insatiable shark - it eats everything and she does not care about our interests and problems.
  9. SPACE
    SPACE 18 February 2018 21: 00
    +2
    Judging by some comments, they are clearly written by oil magnates or, at least, owners of oil wells fool aah, there’s still a couple of upbeat finance experts fool and one shell-shocked media full-range military analyst fool What talents! The country must know its patriots laughing Sechin just sobbing wassat
    1. rruvim
      rruvim 18 February 2018 21: 18
      +2
      And for what reason are you talented? If not buried?
  10. friend of animals
    friend of animals 18 February 2018 21: 35
    0
    He thinks about Russia.
    1. rruvim
      rruvim 18 February 2018 22: 10
      +1
      Sechin always thinks about Russia when next to the Brigadier. He just leaves, immediately recalls the fate of Ulyukaev ... And you can’t hide abroad in the city of London. Under sanction. I think the foreman personally entered his last name: "Donald, and put Igor in my list. That would not have escaped ..."
  11. MadCat
    MadCat 19 February 2018 02: 49
    0
    Iraqi Kurdistan is planning to conclude new contracts with Rosneft

    The Turkish Sultan will be delighted. laughing
  12. Vard
    Vard 19 February 2018 05: 22
    0
    What is interesting for large companies ... This is because investing money in dubious projects can be made from them by getting along with a couple of their employees ... Which at first glance seem to solve nothing ... Some kind of gray coordinators ... And this is their personal interest ... And the interests of the company ... And even more so, the state does not interest them at all ...
  13. sib.ataman
    sib.ataman 19 February 2018 07: 48
    +1
    Yes, normal Comrade Sechin acts! So it is necessary, pushing all shoulders back, once lost positions are returned. And the Iraqi government is not going anywhere, everyone recognizes. What do you propose, standing in line in anticipation when Wsatowski, etc., the patrons of present-day Iraq will give their consent !? No one asked us when they threw out from there in the early 2000s! And we don’t need to ask anyone, especially when such a serious undercover fuss was played out.
  14. vlad007
    vlad007 19 February 2018 09: 37
    0
    Iraqi Kurdistan is the answer to the States for Syrian Kurdistan. In Syria, the Kurds, with the support of the States, autonomize the eastern coast of the Euphrates (Raqqa and around it), and in Iraq, the Kurds, with the support of the Russian Federation, autonomous northern Iraq.
  15. 16112014nk
    16112014nk 19 February 2018 11: 11
    +2
    Sechin in Iraq "ran in," as they say, "ahead of the engine."
    1. rruvim
      rruvim 19 February 2018 15: 56
      +1
      Sechin runs there and at the speed indicated by his "classmate."
  16. Bypassed
    Bypassed 19 February 2018 13: 21
    +1
    Investing is not a problem.
    I am embarrassed to ask - how will the product be taken out, in what way and who controls this path?
  17. kamski
    kamski 19 February 2018 18: 01
    +1
    Rosneft, Gazprom ... today, de facto private companies and have nothing to do with Russia today !!! They will be in Iraq, Ganduras on the moon ... from this neither hot nor cold