Beyond the Headlines: Sept. 19-25

  • Basra signs rogue power deal
  • Kirkuk Arabs press for militia
  • Basra continues investment push
  • Operator error causes refinery fire
Beyond the Headlines: Sept. 19-25
A power station in Dhi Qar province. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

Basra signs rogue power dealBASRA — The local government in Basra signed a contract for a power plant that will only serve the province, in apparent contravention of the Electricity Ministry's policy that all electricity should be distributed through the national grid.It's the latest act of defiance, as leaders in Iraq's southern provinces are continuing to assert their authority in an ongoing dispute over the proper balance between local and federal power."The production of this...

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