Beyond the Headlines: Nov. 14-20

  • Pipeline accident in Basra
  • Cabinet approves two power plants
  • Eni to train Basra farmers
  • Missan decries border closure
Beyond the Headlines: Nov. 14-20
Iraqi firefighters arrive at the scene of a fire at a gas compression facility at Rumaila oil field in Basra Province on Sept. 20, 2011. The country's oil sector has been plagued by a series of accidents and mishaps in the past two months. Most recently, on Oct. 28, arsonists set fire to pools of oil that had spilled from a pipeline in Dhi Qar province. (ATEF HASSAN/Reuters)

Another pipeline accident in BasraBASRA – A fire broke out on a pipeline transporting dry gas from the Khor al-Zubair field to the Hartha power station on Nov. 13, the latest in a series of accidents due to poor upkeep.The fire burned for two hours before South Oil Company fire fighters extinguished the blaze. The cause of the fire was a lack of maintenance, according to an official involved in the response to the accident.Another official with the South Oil Company said a 25 kilo...

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