A tribal dispute over contracts burst into violence, with field employees caught in the crossfire.
Ameedi's replacement by Maarij is one of many changes as a new retirement mandates kick in and Ghadhban continues staffing reshuffle.
Many Iraqi commanders fighting an ongoing IS insurgency say a prospective U.S. military withdrawal would deprive them of crucial training and capabilities.
In the midst of an unpredictable protest movement, Iraq's oil sector has avoided output disruptions and plans are on track for developing new production and export capacity.
Iraq's second-largest city is rebuilding, neighborhood by neighborhood, despite an uncertain trickle of government funding and fluctuations in political leadership.
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Oil sales have jumped by 1 million bpd in the past five years, though future growth prospects are clouded by geopolitical uncertainty.
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Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers releases decisions of the Cabinet, Iraq Oil Report publishes a translation from the original Arabic.
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The Nassiriya oil field and Dhi Qar refinery are operating again after the Oil Ministry took them offline temporarily to de-escalate protests.