Beyond the Headlines: Aug. 8-14

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Flames burning off excess gas rise behind policemen standing guard at Zubair oilfield in Iraq's southern province of Basra June 27, 2011. (ATEF HASSAN/Reuters)

Basra prepares for Shell gas deal

BASRA — Iraq’s state-run South Gas Company (SGC) is gearing up for the implementation of the long-awaited Shell gas deal, though SGC director Ali Khudhier predicted the project would not produce exports until at least 2017.

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