Energy sector remains vulnerable to protester ire

Attacks on Basra oil field and power lines mean promises of jobs and services have yet to settle concerns.
Energy sector remains vulnerable to protester ire
The West Qurna 2 field on Aug. 3, 2017. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

BASRA - Civil unrest in Basra is keeping Iraq's oil sector on edge, as protests continue and saboteurs have launched at least two minor attacks on energy infrastructure in the past week.

A small roadside bomb was detonated outside a West Qurna 2 drilling pad perimeter late Monday, according to multiple security officials.

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