Saturday, November 20, 2004

Aljazeera.Net - Massive attacks halt Iraqi oil flow (November 2)

Aljazeera.Net - Massive attacks halt Iraqi oil flow: "Fighters have mounted the biggest attacks yet on Iraq's oil infrastructure, blowing up three pipelines in the north and hitting exports via Turkey, oil officials say.

The attacks on Tuesday, which were hours apart, sharply reduced crude oil supplies to Iraq's biggest refinery at Baiji.
The government is already struggling to build up stocks of refined oil products before winter.

Attacks against oil facilities in north and central Iraq have intensified in the past few weeks as US forces have attacked cities in central Iraq. Imports of refined products have also been disrupted.

The first pipeline attack on Monday night destroyed a section of the Iraq-Turkey export pipeline in the Riyadh area, 65km southwest of the oil producing centre of Kirkuk, officials at the state North Oil Company said."


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