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Exxon evacuates foreign staff from Iraqi oilfield

18 May 2019

BASRA, Iraq/DUBAI Exxon Mobil has evacuated all of its foreign staff, around 60 people, from Iraq's West Qurna 1 oilfield and is flying them out to Dubai, a senior Iraqi official and three other sources told Reuters on Saturday.

Exxon evacuates foreign staff from Iraqi oilfield

18 May 2019

BASRA, Iraq/DUBAI Exxon Mobil has evacuated all of its foreign staff, around 60 people, from Iraq's West Qurna 1 oilfield and is flying them out to Dubai, a senior Iraqi official and three other sources told Reuters on Saturday.

Water woes hit henna plant farms in Iraq's Fao peninsula

17 Mar 2019

FAO, Iraq In southern Iraq, where the Euphrates and Tigris rivers meet, the Fao peninsula was once known for its swathes of henna plants and palm trees. But the lush greenery of this Basra province district has now turned into a hardscrabble surface.

UPDATE 1-Iraq's southern oil exports 3.565 mln bpd so far in February -executives

25 Feb 2019

* Rumaila output not affected by rehabilitation work at output unit (Adds detail, background)

Iraq to upgrade southern oil output capacity in 2019: Basra Oil Co

11 Jan 2019

BASRA Iraq plans to raise output from its southern Majnoon oilfield to 290,000 barrels per day (bpd) by the end of 2019 and to 450,000 bpd by the end of 2021 from a current 240,000 bpd, the director of the Basra Oil Company said.

UPDATE 1-Iraq to upgrade southern oil output capacity in 2019 - Basra Oil Co

11 Jan 2019

BASRA, Jan 11 Iraq plans to raise output from its southern Majnoon oilfield to 290,000 barrels per day (bpd) by the end of 2019 and to 450,000 bpd by the end of 2021 from a current 240,000 bpd, the director of the Basra Oil Company said.

Fairouz Cafe brings Levantine nostalgia to southern Iraq

06 Jan 2019

BASRA, Iraq Mohammed Abdul Ameer's nostalgia for better days and his roots in the Levant were what inspired him to open Basra's first mixed-gender cafe since the rule of Saddam Hussein, and themed in honour of the Lebanese singer Fairouz.

Police use live rounds to disperse protest in Iraq's Basra for second week

21 Dec 2018

BASRA, Iraq Iraqi security forces used live bullets and teargas on Friday to disperse protesters who were trying to storm a local government building in the southern city of Basra.

Police fire live rounds to disperse protest in Iraq's Basra

14 Dec 2018

BASRA, Iraq Security forces used live bullets and teargas on Friday to disperse protesters gathered in Iraq's southern city of Basra, but no injuries were reported.

Iraq lifts oil production at Halfaya oilfield to 370,000 bpd

12 Dec 2018

HALFAYA OILFIELD, Iraq Iraq has increased production at its southern Halfaya oilfield by 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) to a total of 370,000 bpd, an oil official told Reuters on Wednesday.

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