Gulf Keystone ex-chairman says was forced out, tried to lure Exxon

April 1, 2015 3:11 PM

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LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) - The former head of oil company Gulf Keystone said he was talking to several parties, including ExxonMobil, about a rescue for the firm before being forced to quit under pressure from an investor.

Gulf Keystone, which has been hit hard by a fall in oil prices and delayed payments for crude by Kurdistan, said this week that Chairman Simon Murray, a former chairman of commodities trader Glencore, had retired.

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