Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Iraq will uphold agreements with Exxon Mobil Corp. “for now” after the company signed energy contracts the government considers illegal with the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region, an Oil Ministry official said.
The central government in Baghdad “is considering measures” in response to Exxon’s contracts with the Kurdistan Regional Government, Abdul Mahdy al-Ameedi, director general of the ministry’s licensing department, said in an interview today in Amman, Jordan. He declined to specify the measures or to rule out punitive steps at a later date.
Exxon, which has not commented publicly on the matter, is producing crude with Royal Dutch Shell Plc at the West Qurna field in southern Iraq.
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