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Iraq to cut oil output at Nahr Bin Omar oil field

Oil tanksers seen at the Al-Basra Oil Terminal in Iraq [Samuel W. Shavers/Wikipedia]
Oil tankers seen at the Al-Basra Oil Terminal in Iraq, 16 May 2017 [Samuel W. Shavers/Wikipedia]

Iraq's Basra Oil Co will cut crude oil output at the Nahr Bin Omar field to a minimum because of pollution and gas emissions, according to state news agency, Reuters reports.

The company's Director General Ihsan Abduljabbar said: "Nahr Bin Omar oilfield is considered one of the most controversial fields because of the pollution and gas emissions".

Abduljabbar added "it has been decided to cut crude oil production to minimum and to stop operating all oil wells to provide environmental protection".

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