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Shell gas deal signing moved to Nov. 27

Kadhim Ajrash and Nayla Razzouk report for Bloomberg::

Iraq will sign a final accord on Nov. 27 with Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and Mitsubishi Corp. (8058) for a $17 billion project to capture natural gas from fields in the south of the country, according to the Oil Ministry.

The signing was delayed by three days for logistical reasons, Asim Jihad, a ministry spokesman, said by telephone from Baghdad today. The agreement was due to be signed Nov. 24, Deputy Oil Minister Ahmad al-Shamaa said last week.

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