Beyond the Headlines: June 6-12

  • Local battle over Missan Oil Co. chief
  • Pilot electricity upgrade completed
  • Basra courts Japan, Iran investment
  • Maliki to chair water task force
Beyond the Headlines: June 6-12
Ali Maarij, director general of the Missan Oil Co. (right), with then Deputy Oil Minister Abdul Karim Luaibi and then-Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani with officials of the Chinese National Offshore Oil Corp. at the signing of the Missan oil fields contract. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)

Local battle over Missan Oil Co. chiefMISSAN — Hundreds of oil workers protested after the provincial council voted to sack the director general of the state-run Missan Oil Company, Ali Maarij.The provincial council voted on June 9 to fire Maarij “for mishandling the management of the company,” according to council member Maithem Lafta al-Fartusi. A statement from the council accused him of “mismanagement and failure to achieve high rates of production during his term in office....

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