Today's Date: 28 November 2015
Last Updated: 27 November 2015 10:31:00 EST
Cayman Compass Community
Find us on Facebook

Exxon Mobil boss meets Iraqi leader in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's government says the head of Exxon Mobil has met with the prime minister to discuss the company's Iraq plans, which have angered Baghdad.

The meeting Monday in Baghdad comes as tensions rise between Iraq's Kurdish region and the central government over oil rights.

Exxon infuriated Baghdad by agreeing with the Kurds to hunt for oil in their largely autonomous region in late 2011. That pact includes exploration of land claimed by both the Kurds and Arabs.

The Irving, Texas-based firm has been planning to pull out of its stake in Iraq's 8.6-billion-barrel West Qurna-1 oil field and focus instead on the Kurdish contract.

The statement says Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Exxon Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson discussed the company's activities and working conditions in Iraq.
Share your Comment
We welcome your comments on our stories. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited and that your full name will be published with your comment.
IMPORTANT IDENTITY INFORMATION: Whilst we collect login information from you, this information will be kept confidential and only used to contact you directly, if required. We require a working email address - not for publication, but for verification. Your full name will be published with your comment.
Please login to comment on our stories.    Log In | Register
Copyright © 2015 Pinnacle Media Group Ltd. All Rights Reserved.