Rumaila Output Returning to Normal

Reuters reported on Sunday that output at Iraq's Rumaila South oilfield has been restored to 460,000 barrels per day after pipeline bombings last week.

The report said two production stations were restarted on Sunday morning to start pumping 460,000 bpd to Zubair storage, and two more stations would be operating by the afternoon.

Output from Rumaila South is expected to increase gradually to hit its normal production level of around 650,000 bpd on Monday. Rumaila North has a normal production of around 540,000 bpd. Tge fields are being developed by BP and CNPC.

Exports from Basra were at around 2 million bpd on Sunday compared with 1.58 million bpd on Saturday, a Basra shipping source told Reuters.

The agency also reports that six people were killed in a botched controlled explosion of war materials and mines at Rumaila South oilfield.

(Source: Reuters)

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