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Lukoil Defiant Over West Qurna Contract

Russias Lukoil is insisting that it will press ahead with developing the giant West Qurna oilfield in Iraq, despite the fact that the former government in Baghdad cancelled its share of the contract last December. Lukoil has said on a number of occasions that it is challenging the December decision on legal grounds (MEES, 2 June). The company is also adamant that differences between the governments of Russia and the US over...