Daily Archives: November 19, 2009

Carola Hoyos

On Energy Source

Iraq woos French investors Read more

Carola Hoyos

The Iraqi government on Thursday stepped up its efforts to woo French business to invest in the oil-rich country, telling Total, the French oil group, it could expect favourable treatment.

On a state visit to France, Jalal Talabani, the Iraqi president, sought to draw a line under differences over the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, telling French business leaders they should “show courage and invest in all sectors”.

Mr Talabani directed his strongest entreaty at Total, suggesting that it could win forthcoming tenders to exploit Iraqi fields even if the company did not come in with the highest bid. Read more

Russia and EU plan system to limit energy supply disruption
Concerns persist over renewed tensions with Ukraine (FT)

Gas fears to dominate Yalta talks
Energy is not only issue Russia and Ukraine must iron out (FT) Read more