Beyond the Headlines: April 15, 2012

  • Weatherford security firm targeted
  • Additional power barges contracted
  • New Buzurgan wells flow
  • Jordan denies Iraq-Israel smuggling
Beyond the Headlines: April 15, 2012
A man drives a satuta - a cart powered by a motorcycle - in Nassiriya, in Dhi Qar province. A group of satuta and motorcycle owners has filed an official complaint to the Oil Ministry, after authorities decided to restrict gasoline sales to the small vehicles, which have become a favored tool in bombing attacks. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

Weatherford security firm targetedNASSIRIYA – Gunmen attacked the local headquarters of the Ta’az security company, which is contracted by U.S. drilling company Weatherford for work in the Gharraf oil field.According to a source at the Dhi Qar province police, unidentified shooters opened fire at the company’s office.“The incident did not result in any casualties or damage to the targeted security services company,” the source said. “Security forces imposed a cordon aroun...

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