Iraq's largest oil refinery shut by bombing

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Iraq's largest oil refinery shut by bombing

Post by Strawberry on Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:16 am



BAIJI, Iraq - Militants attacked Iraq's largest oil refinery on Saturday, killing four workers and detonating bombs that touched off a raging fire and shut down the plant in northern Iraq, officials said.

In the southern town of Samawa, a second refinery was shut down by fire but officials said initial reports indicated it was started by a technical failure rather than an insurgent attack.

The militants planted explosives at a kerosene and benzene production unit at the northern refinery in the town of Baiji, a former al Qaeda stronghold 112 miles north of Baghdad, the governor of Salahuddin province, Ahmed al-Jubouri, said.

"The refinery has completely stopped," Jubouri told Reuters. "It's a big loss for the whole country. All Iraqi cities depend on its production."

http://www.cnbc.com/id/41791984


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Iraq - Ministry of Oil - North Refineries Company

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baiji,_Iraq
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Re: Iraq's largest oil refinery shut by bombing

Post by Alaskan Girl on Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:43 am

Uh Oh pale
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Post by Lurker on Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:14 am

CNN live just said, it could take up to 2 years to repair!

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