Protesters are confronting an unbridgeable gap between their demands and the government's action. Their rising frustration poses increasing risks to the oil sector.
The Mosul-area field has resumed shipments as demonstrations appear to be receding – at least temporarily – from key infrastructure.
The stoppage at small Qayarah field could foreshadow larger impact of anti-government protests on oil sector.
Oil workers are organizing to show solidarity with protesters, and demonstrations are targeting key oil sites directly – increasing pressure on an already faltering government.