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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. […]

Khabbaz Oilfield Output Suspended

By John Lee. Production at the Khabbaz oilfield, 20 km southwest of Kirkuk, remained suspended on Monday following severe damage during a weekend attack by Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) insurgents. Oil Minister Dr. Adel Abdul Mahdi [Adel Abdel Mehdi] (pictured) said there is severe damage to the field, which was recaptured by Kurdish forces on […]

North Oil Company Drilling in Kirkuk

Iraq’s North Oil Company has drilled 31 new wells in latest bid to boost output from the aging Kirkuk’s oil fields, according to a report from Azzaman. Oil first was pumped from Kirkuk more than seven decades ago. Kirkuk’s fields, once believed to be one of the world’s largest, have seen their output fall to […]