Countrywide oil sales dropped by 11 percent, but higher oil prices – buoyed by an OPEC-plus quota agreement – yielded monthly revenue gains.
Without the legislation, Iraq would not have enough cash to pay public-sector employees.
Seeking to combat an exponential rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases, government measures are also disrupting oil and security operations.
The World Health Organization is still guardedly optimistic Iraq can avoid a coronavirus catastrophe, despite Iraq's poor mask compliance and perhaps premature end to its lockdown.
The company responsible for distributing much of Iraq's fuel is taking new precautions during the pandemic but operating without interruption.
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