Iraq's Oil Laws: which way ahead?

Iraq’s legal framework for the oil industry remains as unfinished as the country’s transport, electrical and bureaucratic systems. Patrick Osgood, Arabian Oil & Gas, November 15, 2011 Six years after control of Iraq was handed to Iraqis, the country still has an odd kind of legal problem: it doesn’t have enough law. The country remains without an oil law that would create a legal structure for the contracts the government signs with foreign oil companies, a proper state ownership structure to manage Iraq’s stake in its oil, or an equitable division of oil revenues among the country's competing factions. In political terms the three are closely intertwined. ... Iraq