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Iraq Approves Sale of Statoil Stake in West Qurna-2 to Lukoil

Platts reports that the Iraqi¬†oil minister, Abdul Karim Luaibi [Elaibi], has approved the sale of Statoil's 18.75% stake in the giant West Qurna-2 oil field to the project operator, Russia's Lukoil. Meanwhile, Reuters reports that the Norwegian oil giant has confirmed that it is in talks to sell its stake to Lukoil. "Both Lukoil and […]