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Final draft of Iraq gas deal with Shell within 10 days

The deal aims to capture flared gas at southern oilfields.

November 26, 2010 12:17 by

The final draft of Iraq’s multibillion-dollar deal with Royal Dutch Shell to capture flared gas at southern oilfields will be completed within 10 days, a senior Iraqi oil official said on Friday.

“We are confident that the final draft will be completed within a week, 10n days maximum,” Deputy Oil Minister Ahmed al-Shamma said at an oil conference in the southern oil hub of Basra.

(Reporting by Rania El Gamal, writing by Jim Loney; Editing by Jason Benham)

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