Drone strike hits Khor Mor, causing temporary power cuts

Thursday's attack on the gas field — the seventh in two years — caused a fire and forced a shutdown in gas production critical for power supplies in both Kurdistan and federal Iraq.
The processing facilities run by the Sharjah-based company Dana Gas at the Khor Mor field in Iraqi Kurdistan. (BEN VAN HEUVELEN/Iraq Oil Report)

SULAIMANIYA - An armed drone struck the Khor Mor gas facility in Sulaimaniya province late Thursday, causing a fire at a storage tank and temporarily forcing the field to stop production of gas that fuels most of the Kurdistan region’s electricity supply and parts of federal Iraq.

The field resumed production on Friday after a fire was extinguished, and there were no casualties from the attack, according to statements by the UAE’s Dana Gas, which operates the field along with sister company Crescent Petroleum as leaders of the Pearl Consortium.

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