Beyond the Headlines: Feb. 27 – March 4

  • Kirkuk removing private fuel stations
  • Missan criticizes Baghdad budget
  • Sarkhi-Sistani clash continues
  • Maliki holds Electricity Ministry meeting
Beyond the Headlines: Feb. 27 – March 4
Supporters of cleric Mahmoud Sarkhi are turned back by the Nassiriya riot police. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

Kirkuk removing private fuel stationsKIRKUK -- Security forces in Kirkuk are implementing orders from the Oil Ministry to dismantle private fuel stations around the province, in an effort to combat smuggling.Residents of Kirkuk can buy fuel from government-run fuel stations, but they have also come to rely on scores of private outlets. Some are modern structures, while others are informal roadside stands."The removal of these stations came in a decree from the Oil Ministry," said Jam...

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