Iraqi government forces battled Sunni rebels for control of the country's biggest refinery on Thursday as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki waited for a US response to an appeal for air strikes to beat back the threat to Baghdad.
Iraq's state-owned North Refineries Company said on Saturday it had 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.
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Iraq's state-owned North Refineries Company said production at its Baiji oil refinery north of Baghdad had completely shut down due to an electrical fault. North Refineries Company has a capacity of 300,000 barrels per day (bpd).