Rumaila bounces back after bombing

Iraq's largest oil field has almost fully recovered from Tuesday's pipeline bombing, which took half of its production off line.
Flares burn at the Rumaila oil field. (REUTERS/Atef Hassan)

BAGHDAD - Iraq's largest oil field has recovered from a Tuesday pipeline bombing that took half of its production off line.

Production at the Rumaila oil field was cut by 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) after Tuesday's attack forced the shut-down of pipelines running from South Rumaila to the Zubair 1 storage facility, according to Salah Abdul Karim Mohammed, the general manager of the Rumaila Operating Organization (ROO).

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