Kirkuk oil facilities damaged in IS battle

The crude pipeline on fire after sabotaged during Tel al-Waridd fights on Nov. 26. (KAMARAN AL-NAJAR/Iraq Oil Report)

IS militants blew up an oil pipeline leading to the Baiji refinery amidst clashes south of Kirkuk.

Basra negotiates Iran gas pipeline

Demonstrators chant slogans during a protest in Basra

A bilateral gas pipeline deal between Basra province and Iran could circumvent Baghdad's energy sector authority and conflict with UN sanctions.