Iraq's southern oil exports at 3.5 million barrels a day so far in May, official says

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's oil exports from its southern ports have reached 3.5 million barrels a day (bpd) crude oil as of Saturday, South Oil Company chief Ihsan Abdul Jabbar told Reuters. Exxon Mobil's decision to evacuate its foreign staff from the West Qurna 1 oilfield is a 'precautionary and temporary measure', he said, adding that the field is still operating at full capacity and producing 440,000 bpd

Reuters May 19, 2019 00:05:13 IST
Iraq's southern oil exports at 3.5 million barrels a day so far in May, official says

Iraqs southern oil exports at 35 million barrels a day so far in May official says

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's oil exports from its southern ports have reached 3.5 million barrels a day (bpd) crude oil as of Saturday, South Oil Company chief Ihsan Abdul Jabbar told Reuters.

Exxon Mobil's decision to evacuate its foreign staff from the West Qurna 1 oilfield is a "precautionary and temporary measure", he said, adding that the field is still operating at full capacity and producing 440,000 bpd.

Abdul Jabbar is the first named source to confirm the evacuation, which took place late on Friday and early Saturday.

(Reporting by Aref Mohammed; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Alison Williams)

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