Former Saddam official to head new Iraq's oil sector
SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM
Monday, May 5, 2003
The United States has established a panel of Iraqis to
manage the country's oil sector.
The Iraqi team, which would remain under U.S. auspices, is headed by
Thamir Ghadhban, a geologist and senior official under the deposed regime of
President Saddam Hussein. Ghadhban was granted responsibility for daily
management of Iraq's oil sector until a new government is formed, U.S.
The United States will be responsible for policy planning. The U.S.
panel is headed by Philip Carroll, former chief executive officer of Shell
Oil, the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance said.
Iraq has already resumed production at both northern and southern
oil fields. No exports have yet been reported.