Protesters target West Qurna 2 for security jobs

Workers operate a drilling rig at the West Qurna 2 oil field in Basra. (ALI ABU IRAQ/Iraq Oil Report/Metrography)

Local residents shut access to the super-giant field to demand jobs protecting energy infrastructure.

  • Q&A: Deputy Oil Minister Dhia Jaffar

    Dhia Jaffar, the head of Iraq's state-run South Oil Company (SOC), announces the opening of a new single point mooring (SPM), part of Iraq's expansion of its southern export infrastructure. (ALI ABU IRAQ/Iraq Oil Report)

    The new refining chief says Karbala is on track, Missan is behind schedule, Nassiriya is open for offers, Kirkuk is ready for financing, and Basra can dip into petrodollars to build a new one.

  • Q&A: Basra Gov. Majid al-Nasrawi

    Iraq's President Fuad Masum walks with Basra Governor Majid al-Nasrawi in Basra, southeast of Baghdad

    The leader of Iraq's oil capital discusses economic development and security for Basrawis and oil companies.

After seizing Ramadi, IS presses Anbar campaign

Iraqi security forces battle militants from the Islamic State (IS) group in Ramadi, in Anbar province, on May 14, 2015. (STRINGER/Reuters)

After taking Anbar's capital, IS fighters are seizing more territory and threatening the Habbaniya air base, a key staging area for a potential Iraqi counter-attack.