Beyond the Headlines: May 2-8

  • Oil professionals protest for jobs
  • Electricity Ministry discusses Iran debts
  • Delays in Kirkuk reconciliation
  • Zubair wellhead fire extinguished
Beyond the Headlines: May 2-8
An oil worker protests in Basra on May 9, 2011. (ALI ABU IRAQ/Iraq Oil Report)

Oil professionals protest for jobsMISSAN — About 50 graduates of the Basra Oil Institute held a protest to demand appointments with the Missan Oil Company, the state-run entity responsible for developing the province’s oil. One of the graduates, Ahmed al-Rubaie, said that the Missan Oil Company had promised it would recruit graduates of the institute, but has not yet followed through.Electricity Ministry discusses Iran debtsBAGHDAD — Minister of Electricity Raad Shalal al-Ani m...

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