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Iraq puts out fire at Kirkuk oil field

Iraq's North Oil Company extinguished a well fire at the Bai Hassan field near the northern city of Kirkuk which had been raging for more than six weeks, the oil ministry said.   The August 10 bombing of Well

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Iraqi finance minister sacked over corruption

Iraq's parliament removed Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari from office on Wednesday over corruption allegations, a move that risks further destabilising the major Opec producer's fragile economy as it struggles with a massive budget defi

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Iraq repairs key oil pipeline to Turkey

An oil pipeline linking Iraq's Kirkuk fields to Turkey's Ceyhan port was repaired on Friday and export levels were expected to return to normal within 24 hours, two sources at the state-run North Oil Company said. "We

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Oman Air suspends Najaf service

To ensure safe flight operations, Oman Air has announced that its planned service between Muscat and Najaf, Iraq, will no longer be launched on September 15. All planned flights between the two cities from September 15 to October

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Iraq gears up for late-year push to retake Mosul

The US-led war on Islamic State has depleted the group's funds, leadership and foreign fighters, but the biggest battle yet is expected later this year in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, where Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi declared his "calip

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Iraq sees steady growth in oil output

Iraq's crude oil production and exports are expected to grow at a steady pace in 2017 from current levels, a senior Iraqi oil official said, adding the Opec member supports a global freeze initiative if it will help stabilise the market.

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Iraq oil exports from southern ports rise

Iraq's oil exports from the southern ports rose to 3.230 million barrels per day (bpd) in August, from 3.202 million bpd in July, as crude production increased, two sources at state-run South Oil Company said on Thursday. The

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Iraq to support Opec oil output freeze

Iraq would support a decision by Opec to freeze oil output to prop up prices, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a news conference in Baghdad on Tuesday. "We are with freezing production at the Opec meeting," he s

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Iraq blacklists tankers involved in shipping Kurdish crude

Iraqi state oil firm Somo has blacklisted three tankers involved in shipping crude from Kurdistan, stepping up pressure on the semi-autonomous region amid tense talks on sharing oil revenue.   Kurdistan has been

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Iraq's Qayyara oil fields won't return to production soon

Iraq doesn't expect to resume production from the northern Qayyara oil region before the capture of nearby Mosul from Islamic State, an oil ministry spokesman said on Tuesday. The region's two main fields, Qayyara and Najm

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