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Terrorist Attack Shuts Baiji Refinery

Gunmen shot their way into Baiji [Bayji] refinery early on Saturday, killing five members of staff, according to the Washington Post. Guards killed two of the gunmen, but the rest escaped. The gang set off explosions that forced the facility to shut down for at least two weeks, officials said. Baiji, situated about 150 miles […]

Refinery Boss Resigns Following Threats

Dr. Ali al-Obaidi, who has been in charge of Iraq's Baiji refinery since 2007, has reportedly resigned from his position, having successfully slashed the level of theft from the facility. He had initially been installed as part of a joint U.S.-Iraqi corruption crisis team. According to Iraq Oil Report, the man credited with reducing theft […]

Production Resumes at Baiji Refinery

Iraq's state-owned North Refineries Company yesterday said it had re-started production at its Baiji oil refinery, and was looking to boost production levels to 80 per cent to make up losses after a shutdown, according to a report from Gulf Daily News. The refinery normally operates at 70pc of its capacity. An official at the […]