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Iraq fighting doesn’t raise oil prices, yet

Posted on 08 July 2014

Iraq is one of the world’s top oil exporters, so you would think that a recent attack by militants on its largest oil refinery amid a deteriorating security situation in the country would prompt global fears of oil shortages and spark a spike in prices.
Instead, ​prices are about where they were a year ago, although they have been creeping up in recent months. Why no panic? Iraq’s vast crude supplies are safe for the time being because the bulk of its oil production — about 2.5 million barrels a day — takes place in the south, far from the current insurgency, analysts say……………………………………..Full Article: Source


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