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Jul 16, 2014

Libyan Oil Output Highest in Five Months

Libya's oil production has returned to its highest level in five months following the faster-than-expected ramp-up of its largest oil field, according to official data...

Jul 11, 2014

Iraqi Kurds Seize Oil Fields

Kurdish Peshmerga forces seized control of production facilities at two key oil fields near the northern city of Kirkuk, Iraq's Oil Ministry said... #Iraq #Kirkuk

Jul 11, 2014

Iraq Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields

BAGHDAD — Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, escalating a dispute the central government of Prim... #Iraq #Kirkuk #Nouri al-Maliki

Jul 11, 2014

Iraq tension increases as Kurdish forces seize oil fields

The rift between Iraq's government and the semiautonomous Kurdistan region deepened Friday, as Kurdish forces snatched control of two major oil fields and Prime Minister Nouri Maliki appointed replacements for Cabinet members who declared a boycott... #Iraq #Kirkuk #Nouri al-Maliki

Jul 11, 2014

Iraqi authorities say Kurdish forces have taken over 2 oil fields near northern city of Kirkuk

Iraq's Oil Ministry says Kurdish fighters have taken over two oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk... #Iraq #Kirkuk #Baghdad

Jul 07, 2014

In California Oil Field, Another Prized Fuel

Oil producers and farmers have competed for water during the state’s drought, but an oil field in the Central Valley is aiding agricultural irrigation... #Iraq #Kirkuk #Baghdad

Jul 05, 2014

Taliban Insurgents Set Blaze in Massive Field of Oil Tankers

About 200 tankers meant to support U.S. troops were lit on fire after a targeted Taliban strik... #Taliban #Afghanistan

Jul 03, 2014

ISIS militant group takes control of Syria's largest oil field

Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant marched across eastern Syria near the border with Iraq on Thursday, taking control of towns, villages and the country's largest oil field as rival rebel factions gave up the fight, activists say... #Syria #Iraq

Jul 18, 2014

In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state

(AP) -- Across the broad swath of territory it controls bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators. Flush with cash, they fix roads, police traffic, adminis... #Syria #Iraq #Baghdad #Hamas #Hezbollah #Mosul

Jul 16, 2014

Bulgaria tops lavender oil producers ranking

(AP) -- Dozens of workers wade through a sea of purple, picking lavender blossoms in the sweltering heat. The 100-degree Fahrenheit temperatures give the blossoms their highest concentration of oil -- a liquid treasure that is prized by perfume maker... #Syria #Iraq #Baghdad #Hamas #Hezbollah #Mosul