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Rumaila Output Down following Attack, Exports not Affected

Oil production at Iraq's Rumaila oilfield has been cut from about 1.4 million barrels per day to by around 700,000 bpd after yesterday's a bomb attack on southern crude pipelines, according to Reuters. The fire that resulted raged all night but was put out on Wednesday morning. Salah Mohammad, general manager of the Rumaila Operating […]

Bombs Hit Iraqi Oil Pipeline

According to various sources, either two or three bombs hit a crude oil pipeline in Iraq's southern oilfields leading to storage tanks around Basra. The impact on oil production or exports was not immediately clear, but the deputy head of the Basra provincial council, Ahmed al-Sulaiti, said firefighters were still battling the fire late on […]

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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 […]

Bombs hit Rumaila Oil Pipelines

Reuteres reports that a senior Iraqi oil ministry official said on Friday that two bombs hit pipeline networks transporting crude from Iraq's giant Rumaila oilfield. The impact on production from Rumaila was not immediately clear, but firefighters were working to put out blazes caused by the blasts. (Source: Reuters) (Picture: an oil pipeline at Rumaila)

Iraqi Oil Pipeline to Syria Blown Up

Aswat al-Iraq reports that an Iraqi oil pipeline, carrying crude oil to Syria, was blown up northwest of Mosul on Sunday, stopping oil exports to Syria Ninewa police source said “a group of armed men have blown an oil pipeline carrying crude oil from northwestern Mosul’s Ain-Zalah refinery to Syria”, adding that the explosion took […]

Iraq’s Oil Industry Under Attack

Iraq’s insurgents are targeting the country’s oil industry, according to a report by Joel Wing for AKnews. In June there were five attacks on oil-related infrastructure and personnel: June 5: Zubair oil field in Basra was attacked. Reports differ as to whether it was hit by bombs or rockets, but its oil storage facility was […]

Iraqi Army to Guard Pipelines and Refineries

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has ordered the army to increase its protection of the country’s pipelines and refineries. “Any breaches will cause problems at the Dora [Doura, Daura] and Baiji [Bayji] refineries (pictured) and the pipelines feeding the power stations,” Maliki said yesterday during a televised Cabinet meeting on the government’s performance during its […]

Zubair Oil Storage Depot Bombed

A bomb attack on an oil storage depot in Iraq’s Zubair oilfield set one tank ablaze and halted pumping from the station, sources said on Sunday. AKnews reports that firefighters have got the flames under control, but 27,000 cubic meters of oil have been lost. Four devices were planted, one started the fire, two were […]

Journalistic Association Condemns Attack on Journalist

The Iraqi Association for Defending Journalists’ Rights on Thursday expressed their condemnation of the attack on correspondent for al-Taakhi newspaper, Qahtan Adnan, two days ago by an Iraqi force in central Baghdad. “The attack took place when the journalist was taking photos in Bab al-Muaatham intersection in central Baghdad on traffic jam,” the association said […]

Iraq’s Asiacell Still The Target of Terror Attacks

The stormy political and economic situation in Iraq continues to rage, and Asiacell - the largest private Iraqi company and the first and only mobile telecommunications company to provide coverage for all of Iraq - is still the target of terrorist groups that continue to launch cowardly terrorist attacks against the company in its main […]