Reservas de Iraq en segundo puesto
- From: ljsprojects <T.Schmidt.Teddy@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 20 Apr 2007 16:28:48 -0700
Iraq tiene las segundas reservas de petróleo por tamaño en el mundo.
Eso dicen los malos.
** Oil in Iraq **
Iraq has the world's second largest proven oil reserves. According to
oil industry experts, new exploration will probably raise Iraq's
reserves to 200+ billion barrels of high-grade crude, extraordinarily
cheap to produce. The four giant firms located in the US and the UK
have been keen to get back into Iraq, from which they were excluded
with the nationalization of 1972. During the final years of the Saddam
era, they envied companies from France, Russia, China, and elsewhere,
who had obtained major contracts. But UN sanctions (kept in place by
the US and the UK) kept those contracts inoperable. Since the invasion
and occupation of Iraq in 2003, everything has changed. In the new
setting, with Washington running the show, "friendly" companies expect
to gain most of the lucrative oil deals that will be worth hundreds of
billions of dollars in profits in the coming decades. The new Iraqi
constitution of 2005, greatly influenced by US advisors, contains
language that guarantees a major role for foreign companies.
Negotiators hope soon to complete deals on Production Sharing
Agreements that will give the companies control over dozens of fields,
including the fabled super-giant Majnoon. However, despite pressure
from the US government and foreign oil companies, the current Iraqi
government has not passed a national oil law. While regional
governments angle for influence over the foreign oil contracts, most
Iraqis favor continued control by a national company and the powerful
oil workers union opposes de-nationalization. Iraq's political future
is very much in flux, but oil remains the central feature of the
A Venezuela ni la nombran.
P.S.  Este URL describe la organización [casi todas son chicas] que
preparó el reporte que presento arriba
P.S.  Esto es lo que dice U.S. Energy Information Agency:
** Iraq's Oil Reserves: Untapped Potential **
While its proven oil reserves of 112 billion barrels ranks Iraq second
in the work behind Saudi Arabia, EIA estimates that up to 90-percent
of the county remains unexplored due to years of wars and sanctions.
Unexplored regions of Iraq could yield an additional 100 billion
barrels. Iraq's oil production costs are among the lowest in the
world. However, only about 2,000 wells have been drilled in Iraq,
compared to about 1 million wells in Texas alone.
¿Y Venezuela y Canadá dónde quedan?
P.S.  Sigan leyendo lo que dice The Brookins Institution en el
siguiente URL. Estos ya cuentan como si el petróleo de Iraq es de Mr.
Now that Iraq's oil has been secured by coalition forces and hopefully
will soon be brought back on stream, it is time to solve a potentially
important mystery: how much Iraqi oil is actually there?
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