Friday, August 18, 2006

More FreedomTM: Newcastle imports coal

Think Progress » Iraq Forced To Import Oil To Tackle Shortages

Iraq has doubled the money allocated for importing oil products in August and September to tackle the country’s worst fuel shortage since Saddam Hussein’s 2003 ouster, a senior Iraqi official said Thursday. Even though Iraq has the world’s third-largest proven oil reserves, it is forced to depend on imports because of an acute shortage of refined products such as gasoline, kerosene and cooking gas. Sabotage of pipelines by insurgents, corruption and aging refineries have been blamed.

Perhaps they could dispatch Halliburton to retrieve some of the petroleum currently fouling more than 100 miles of the Lebanese coast.


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