Report: Attack hits oil tanker in southern Iraq

By REUTERS
June 5, 2011 08:21

 
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BASRA, Iraq - Pumping was halted at one oil storage tank in Iraq's southern oilfields after an attack ignited a fire there, sources said on Sunday.

It was not immediately clear whether the early Sunday attack had affected exports, but firefighters were controlling the blaze after the tank near Zubair oilfield was hit either by a rocket or a bomb, police and oil industry sources said.

Crude is stored in the tanks before being pumped to the country's Al Fao port for export.

Violence in Iraq has eased, but the country's oil infrastructure is still the target of attacks, hampering the government's efforts to build up production and exports. Current output is about 2.7 million barrels per day.

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