Rocket strike causes fire at Khor Mor gas field

Four attacks in two months have targeted the gas field, which provides the vast majority of the feedstock for Iraqi Kurdistan’s electricity supply.
The Khor Mor LPG plant in Iraqi Kurdistan in May 2013. (JACOB RUSSELL/Metrography/Iraq Oil Report)

Rockets hit the Khor Mor gas field Monday night for the fourth time in two months, highlighting a major, unresolved threat against a strategically important project that provides the vast majority of feedstock for Iraqi Kurdistan’s power plants.

At least two rockets struck within the Khor Mor perimeter and one of them landed near a warehouse, which sustained minor damage, according to security and industry officials. The rockets sparked a grass fire that firefighters later extinguished, one industry official said.

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