Beyond the Headlines: Jan. 23-29

  • Electricity separatism in Dhi Qar
  • Missan targets oil increase
  • Awakening under attack
  • Parliament to shake up Basra security
Beyond the Headlines: Jan. 23-29
Sheikh Hassan al-Ibrahimi, linked to the Islamic Fadhila Party, in Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, prayers in Nassiriya calls for the province to demand more electricity from Baghdad. (IRAQ OIL REPORT)

Electricity separatism in Dhi QarNASSIRIYA -- Dhi Qar is warning it will declare independence from the national power grid in response to an Electricity Ministry plan to cut the province's already dismal service."The Electricity Ministry is a total failure and worthless," said Hussein Hassab Awad, the chairman of the Dhi Qar provincial council's energy committee.Awad's committee submitted a study to the chairman of the provincial council proposing that the province consider creating ...

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