Explosions hit Two Oil Wells in Kirkuk

By John Lee.

Explosions have been reported at two oil wells near territory controlled by the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) in northern Iraq on Wednesday.

Production was halted at the Khabbaz oilfield, 20 km (12 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, in a region under control of the Kurdish peshmerga forces, according to Reuters.

Officials at the North Oil Company (NOC) said the field has a maximum production capacity of 15,000 bpd but was producing around 10,000 bpd before the attack.

Police were said to be attempting to dismantle an un-detonated device found at a third well.

(Source: Reuters)

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