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 Basra
BASRA – 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.