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Oil output soars as Iraq retools

The Seattle Times -- BAGHDAD — Despite sectarian bombings and political gridlock, Iraq's crude-oil production is soaring, providing a singular bright spot for the nation's future and relief for global oil markets as the West tightens sanctions on Iranian exports.

The increased flow and vital port improvements have produced a 20 percent jump in exports this year to nearly 2.5 million barrels of oil a day, making Iraq one of the premier producers in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for the first time in decades.

Energy analysts say the Iraqi boom — along with increased production in Saudi Arabia and the near total recovery of Libya's oil industry — should cushion oil markets from price spikes and give the international community additional leverage over Iran when new sanctions take


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Submitted Jun 03, 2012 By: angel4me
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2012 6:01:42 AM

we should never have invaded Iraq. That promise of cheap fuel....? Where did that manifest?
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2012 1:34:26 PM

Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2012 1:59:03 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:57:31 PM

I just want cheaper gas.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:55:01 PM

Can't wait
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Goody2317
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:53:44 PM

Glad to see Iraq getting back on their feet. I still say we need to produce our own.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:52:41 PM

Wait until the Bakken gets up to speed!!!...
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:51:02 PM

The supply will go to the highest bidder.
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boatmen
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:47:37 PM

has very little to do with oil here means nothing
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:46:16 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:44:56 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:43:38 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:41:59 PM

OMG 2012 ...
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:41:45 PM

Thank you USA!
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:40:27 PM



Not on federal lands.

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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:35:48 PM

If Aviator Robby is posting, I know its time to go to bed. His drivel postings aren't even humorous - just a classic case of a dumb arse posting his inane comments to every reply posted. Good night all.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:35:45 PM

The tools are retooling.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:35:34 PM

Should help to keep up the downward pressure on the price of oil...
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:33:20 PM

the true reason for the wars
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:31:57 PM

Well I guess all the killing was worth it in the long run.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:30:43 PM

Keep those wells pumping.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:25:32 PM

prices should be lower
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:24:24 PM

Prices still up
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:23:31 PM

More oil in the pipeline. Is a good thing.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:22:40 PM

The amount of output will have little affect on the pump as long as there are spcu-traitors involved
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:22:32 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:20:11 PM

Good the more the merrier!

Flood the markets.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:19:58 PM

Will this help us?
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:18:44 PM

Oil for free anyone?
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abcdMA
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:18:34 PM

more world supply is good, however, we should still build Keystone and get more oil from our FRIENDLY neighbor up north
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:17:26 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:17:08 PM

here either
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:03:53 PM

Not much change in gas price here.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:01:13 PM

They should be paying the US back with their profits for saving their oil fields. Terrorists were blowing them up left and right.
For how long will the global market be protected from oil spikes?
We will see what speculators do when the next major hurricane arrives in the Gulf.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 10:55:40 PM

This could all be moot if alternatives were to be more prevalent.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 10:50:50 PM

And yet the price doesn't show an over abundance, thanks to the greed of the oil industry.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 10:48:43 PM

Every drop helps.Oil producing nations should compete with each other for market share.To hell with OPEC!
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 10:48:27 PM

sweet
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 10:48:10 PM

Good for Iraq.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 10:46:22 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 10:46:02 PM

Y'all are going to give the speculators a heart attack with all this good news. Oh, speculators don't have a heart. They are still probably having a stroke on all the good news. I bet they are burning midnight oil to find bad news to prop the price of oil back up.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 10:45:16 PM

flyfast said, "need to be drilling here"

Contrary to popular belief, we already are. Domestic oil production is at an all time high.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 10:41:42 PM

it's still all about money and politics....nothing is simple anymore...
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 10:41:34 PM

So... the Iraq thing went OK, then?
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 10:41:27 PM

Viva, Iraq !!!
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 10:40:11 PM

Hopefully this increase in production will allow Iraq to stabilize
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 10:39:07 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 10:36:29 PM

ok...
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 10:29:19 PM

need to be drilling here
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 10:28:22 PM

Good news!
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