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Mexican president eyes deal next week on pipeline dispute

MEXICO CITY, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday that his government has made progress in talks with companies to resolve a contractual dispute over several natural gas pipelines, and that a deal could be sealed next week.

"It's going well, that business," Lopez Obrador told reporters at his regular morning news conference. "And I expect that next week a deal will be reached."

(Reporting by Dave Graham)