On last Wednesday, a well that pumps oil from the Kirkuk fields in northern Iraq had been blown up, as reported by the North Oil Company.
The official also stated that firefighters were still at work to contain the fire at the well that pumps 2,500 barrels per day (bpd). The explosion happened in the early hours of Wednesday, most likely caused by sabotage, he said.
The well is under the control of Kurdish peshmerga fighters that are taking part in the war on ISIS. Most of Iraq’s daily production of 4.6 million bpd is produced in the southern region and exported from ports on the Gulf.