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West Qurna-2 oilfield halts production due to protests

West Qurna II oilfield halts total production due to protests

Iraq’s giant southern West Qurna-2 oilfield announced on Sunday the complete halt of oil production.


Some protesters have recently broken into the gas oilfield causing the halt of production.


A number of Iraqi cities and provinces, including Basra, Maysan, Dhi Qar, Babil, Diwaniyah, Wassit, Najaf, Muthanna and Karbala are witnessing mass demonstrations and sit-ins to protest against shortage of jobs, electricity, water and basic services.

This comes as sources said the situation in southern Iraq is getting out of control as angry protests are taking control of the provinces. Activists expressed concern the IRGC militia exploits the ongoing turmoil to spread terror and hamper oil transfers.

Last Modified: Sunday، 29 July 2018 12:55 PM