Thousands of Islamic State militants are believed to be in the area, exploiting security gaps.
Iraq's oil minister is reshuffling the directors general of the state-run companies managing Kirkuk and Dhi Qar's oil operations.
Oil sales from both the federal government and the KRG increased in November.
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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The Mosul-area field has resumed shipments as demonstrations appear to be receding – at least temporarily – from key infrastructure.
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Deadly operation targets the defenses of an oil field once controlled by the Islamic State militant group, reinforcing fears of an energized insurgency.