Iraq’s Largest Oil Fields Threatened By Anti-Government Protests

Anti-government protests in Iraq continued on Monday, with protesters blocking roads leading to five oil fields in the southern Iraqi province of Basra, which is home to the biggest oil fields and the key oil export terminal in OPEC’s second-largest producer. Protesters have blocked access to oil fields in the al-Zubair area west of the city of Basra, the Shafaq News outlet reports, citing an official security source. The roads leading to the al-Shuaiba oil refinery, al-Barjasiya oil city, and the Rumaila area which hosts a major oil field…