Nassiriya production returns as protesting tribe stands down

Less than a week after it was shut in, Nassiriya is back in operation following an agreement between the Dhi Qar Oil Company and local tribes demanding jobs.
Nassiriya production returns as protesting tribe stands down
Flares burn at the Nassiriya oil field on May 7, 2012. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

NASSIRIYA - The Nassiriya oil field has resumed production at normal levels after nearly a week long shut-in due to tribal agitation over a perceived reneging on promised jobs.

Staff who were told to stay home because tribal protesters were blocking access to the field were ordered on Saturday to recommence normal shift rotations.

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