A Commission official said that, of 35 companies shortlisted to bid for Akkas
(near the Syrian border) and a number of major oilfields, 11 were from the EU.
A consortium led by Italy's Edison, which was the sole bidder for the Akkas
field, was rejected because it sought $38 for each barrel of oil equivalent produced--much higher than the $8.
The companies won a deal to develop the western Akkas
gas field, near the Syrian border, last October in Iraq's third energy auction since the 2003 US-led invasion.
is a major gas field in the western province of Anbar and the structure is only about 30 km from the Syrian border.
Earlier, a consortium grouping South Korea KoGas and Kazakhstan 's KazMunuaiGaz, won the right to develop the giant gas field of Akkas
in Iraq's western province of Anbar.
Of the 35 companies short-listed for access to the Akkas
field, 11 are from the EU.
Pre-race favourite, Halil Akkas
, of host nation Turkey, who had competed in the World Championships in Helsinki the previous week won the event in 8-30.
In parallel, Iraq is having a foreign-Iraqi JV develop the Akkas
gas field in the country's huge Sunni Arab province of Anbar, which is about 30 km from the Syrian border.
In allegations disseminated to Turkish media in writing, prosecutor Muammer Akkas
said he had also been removed from the case, which he described as compromised by police who had refused to comply with his orders to take more suspects into custody.
Summary: SEONGNAM - Three Asian nations have asked state-run Korea Gas Corp, or KOGAS, to sell them a stake in Iraq's Akkas
gas field project, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.
Iraq's Ministry of Oil (MoO) in May asked South Korea's state-controlled KoGas to take over the giant Akkas
non-associated gas field in the western province of Anbar.
of Turkey finished the race on the third rank and won bronze medal in 3,000 meters in the 31st European Athletics Indoor Championship which was held in capital Paris of France.