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UPDATE: Protesters target West Qurna 2 for security jobs

Local residents shut access to the super-giant field to demand jobs protecting energy infrastructure.
Workers operate a drilling rig at the West Qurna 2 oil field in Basra. (ALI ABU IRAQ/Iraq Oil Report)

UPDATE: This story has been updated to incorporate comments from Lukoil, which were not available in time for the initial publication deadline.

BASRA - About 150 local residents temporarily shut down access to Iraq's super-giant West Qurna 2 oil field this week, protesting that they had not been given jobs protecting the project.

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