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Iraq’s oil production up 200,000 bpd in February

Iraq remains ready to expand production pending OPEC-plus allowances and ongoing field maintenance.
In mid-July 2019, workers from the state-owned Iraqi Drilling Company completed Well D-83 at the Gharraf oil field, operated by Malaysia's Petronas. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

Iraq's federal government and Kurdistan region produced a combined 4.521 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil in February,* a nearly 5 percent increase from January.

Output increased from both sectors, with fields controlled by the federal authorities carrying the bulk of the additions, despite a brief shutdown of two southern oil fields that produce around 450,000 bpd, as production from other fields was ramped up significantly to make up for the shortfall.

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