Qayarah field resumes production as protest disruptions ebb

The Mosul-area field has resumed shipments as demonstrations appear to be receding – at least temporarily – from key infrastructure.
Qayarah field resumes production as protest disruptions ebb
A wellhead at the Qayarah oil field. (Photo credit: Sonangol)

KIRKUK - The Qayarah oil field south of Mosul has resumed operations after a 10-day outage caused by protests that blocked access to southern ports.

A protest movement that began Oct. 1 is still consuming the streets of Baghdad, Basra, and other southern Iraqi cities, but the reopening of Qayarah is a sign that the demonstrations are receding – for now – from infrastructure that is key to the country's oil sector and economy.

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