Khabbaz wells burn as security in northern oil sector worsens

Detonations at two wells early Wednesday are the latest example of inadequate security across northern Iraq.
Wells burn at the Khabbaz field on Dec. 9, 2020, following the early morning IED detonations. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

KHABBAZ - Two wells at the Khabbaz oil field in Kirkuk province were bombed early Wednesday, highlighting the persistent security risks to oil infrastructure in northern Iraq.

As authorities battle to put out fires, about 2,000 barrels per day (bpd) of the field's 26,000 bpd capacity has been taken offline, according to a detailed explanation of the attack provided by multiple security and oil officials.

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