$39.1b, or 11.6% of revenue, was paid to foreign cos. as remuneration fees and profits in period, Oil Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi says on Facebook page.
- Payments to cos. took up larger share of revenue, between 25-35%, after oil price slump
- If oil stabilized at $75-80/bbl, share paid to cos. would be about 15% of revenue, which is acceptable level, minister says
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