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- Exports offer hope in Iraq oil share row
Analysts warn of another false start (FT)

- Nigeria dispute fuels petrol shortages
President and oligarchs locked in showdown (FT)

- EDF open to more deals for British Energy
Willing to pare down stake further (FT)

- EDF and Centrica claim success in rare ‘win-win’ deal
Centrica has more reason to be pleased with outcome (FT)

- EDF’s acquisitions have led to pressure on balance sheet
French group saddled with record debt levels (FT)

- Downturn in oil industry to get worse before it improves, group says
Texas group says recovery will be ‘well into 2010′ (Platts)

- Petrobras net profit falls 20% in first quarter
Crude output up 7% but oil price erodes profit (Reuters)