Oil Production Fall Could Create Budget Deficit

By Matthew Gayle.

Iraqi parliament Oil & Energy Committee member, MP Suzan al-Sa'ad, recently stressed that the country's decline in crude oil production during 2013 will lead to major deficit in the federal budget of 2014.

According to a report by the Oil Ministry, Iraq oil exports decreased at average of seven million barrels in June, following the sabotage of the northern pipeline and the bad weather.

The spokesperson of the Oil Ministry, Asim Jihad said some days ago that the oil exports for past June decreased to 69,800,000 barrel, at average of 2,326,000 barrel a day, while the oil exports reached in past May 76,900,000 barrel per day.

(Source: All Iraq News)

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