Middle East

White House says sees no major disruption in oil supplies in Iraq

Outgoing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney pauses while speaking during his final press briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on June 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

WASHINGTON: Advances by militants in Iraq have not substantially impeded oil supplies in that country, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Wednesday.

"At this point we have not seen major disruptions in oil supplies in Iraq," Carney told reporters at a briefing. A refinery taken over by militants in Iraq produced oil for domestic consumption and had stopped producing in recent days, he added.

Carney declined to comment on whether the Obama administration is considering tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to stabilize oil prices.





Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (

comments powered by Disqus



Interested in knowing more about this story?

Click here