This video from the United States Congress is called US Oil Companies Moving In On Iraq Oil.
After over a million civilian deaths and over four million refugees in Iraq; as (banned) Iraqi trade unions fight the occupation and its privatization policies, especially of oil; Reuters reports:
The Iraqi cabinet has approved a preliminary natural gas deal between Royal Dutch Shell and the state-run South Oil Company, the government spokesman said on Sunday. …
Shell has also been in talks with Iraq on a short-term technical service oil contract, one of half a dozen Iraq has said it hopes to finalise before it brokers long-term deals to exploit its massive, easily accessible oilfields.
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