Middle East

Iraq oil exports highest since before Kuwait invasion

Dubai: Iraq exported 2.8m barrels of oil per day in February, the highest such figure in at least a quarter-century.

Production hit 3.5m bpd, the deputy prime minister for energy affairs, Hussein al-Shahristani, told reporters in the southern port city of Basra as he inaugurated a refinery.

Iraq is trying to boost production capacity to 9m bpd by 2017.  [03/03/14]

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