Iraq politics impact Shell gas deal

Shell south gas deal under pressure as political maneuvering increases in Iraq.

The Iraqi Oil Ministry seems intent on trying to finalize Shell's vast and controversial southern gas deal within the coming month, spurring opposing parliamentary groups into action.Meanwhile political maneuvering has also been blamed for the arrest of the Oil Ministry spokesperson last month.Shell's southern gas deal in Iraq is again drawing sharp criticism, with members of the parliamentary Oil and Gas Committee launching a process to revoke the contract as well as claiming the same w...

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