Total to sign Iran gas deal, biggest since sanctions lifted

Total to sign Iran gas deal, biggest since sanctions liftedFrench energy giant Total will finally sign its multi-billion-dollar agreement to develop an Iranian offshore gas field on Monday, the oil ministry said, in the biggest foreign deal since sanctions were eased last year. “The international agreement for the development of phase 11 of South Pars will be signed on Monday in the presence of the oil ministry and managers of Total, the Chinese company CNPC and Iranian company Petropars,” a ministry spokesman told AFP. Total signed a preliminary deal with Iran in November, taking a 50.1 percent stake in the $ 4.8 billion (4.2 billion euro) project.



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