Exclusive-Qatar in talks to join TotalEnergies’ $27 billion Iraqi energy project -sources

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By Hadeel Al Sayegh, Maha El Dahan and Ron Bousso DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) – Qatar is in talks to acquire a stake from French company TotalEnergies’ $27 billion cluster of energy projects in Iraq, three sources told Reuters, as Baghdad hopes to stem efforts by Western energy companies to exit the country. A major investment by a Gulf state would mark an important win for Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed al-Sudani, who took office last October following more than a year of political turmoil, and would also be considered a step towards countering Iranian influence. QatarEnergy is looking to acquire a…

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