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Iraq Kurds say oil production unaffected by Islamic State onslaught

The oil tanker SCF Byrranga, which was renamed the United Kalavryta in March 2014 (also known as United Kalavrvta) and is currently off the coast of Texas with a cargo of Kurdish crude oil, is seen off the Isle of Arran, Scotland in this handout photo taken February 21, 2014. REUTERS/Tom Duncan/Handout via Reuters

ARBIL, Iraq: Oil production from Iraqi Kurdistan remains unaffected by the onslaught by Islamic State militants, the region's Ministry of Natural Resources said in a statement on Saturday.

"Oil production in the region remains unaffected, and is being delivered to both the domestic and export markets," the statement said. "Indeed, the (regional government) is expecting that the producing companies will ramp up production in the coming weeks".

 

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