Iraq rejects Russian oil deal
Published time: 4 May, 2007 09:01 Edited time: 4 May, 2007 13:01
Iraq has rejected Russia's offer to forgive more of its debt in return for a stake in Iraq's Rumaila oilfield, that pumps around 1.5 MLN barrels per day - the bulk of Iraq's crude exports. Iraq currently holds the world's third largest oil reser
Reportedly, Russia's top private oil producer, Lukoil, also wants to restore a deal for the West Qurna oilfield. It was dropped in 2002 by Saddam Hussein's government.