For the second time in less than a month, protesters in southern Iraq have impeded staff from accessing the 80,000 bpd oil field.
Ahdab field still producing, officials say, though protesters using road and checkpoint blockages could create logistical obstacles that could shut in fields.
Iraq finished 2019 with its lowest monthly production average of the year due to OPEC cuts and a brief output drop at its most prolific field.
In the midst of an unpredictable protest movement, Iraq's oil sector has avoided output disruptions and plans are on track for developing new production and export capacity.
Iraq's second-largest city is rebuilding, neighborhood by neighborhood, despite an uncertain trickle of government funding and fluctuations in political leadership.
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