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2008-10-14 09:00:38

The Iraqi oil minister Hussain al-Shahristani has met with representatives of pre-qualified international oil companies to open bidding for the development of eight oil and gas fields accounting for approximately 40 billion barrels of oil reserves, the first such move since the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime in 2003. Iraq, which is estimated to have around 115 billion barrels of oil, is hoping to increase production to 500,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) from the current 2.5 million...

2005-10-06 06:55:10

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead five Iraqi Oil Ministry security guards who were driving to the northern city of Kirkuk on Thursday, police said. Lieutenant Jawaad Abdullah said they were shot in the town of Uthaim south of Kirkuk. The attack came a day after a car bomb critically wounded six security guards for the state-owned North Oil Company in Kirkuk, an oil center. In Baghdad, a suicide bomber in a car killed 10 people and wounded eight others when he blew himself up...

2005-09-03 07:21:44

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - All exports of Iraq's Kirkuk crude oil through a major pipeline to Ceyhan on Turkey's Mediterranean coast were stopped on Saturday after a bomb blast set the pipeline on fire, an oil ministry source said. "The blast halted all exports, it stopped them completely," the source told Reuters. The pipeline was hit by an explosion early on Saturday and caught fire for several hours, a guard on the pipeline, who declined to be identified, told Reuters. The pipeline...

2005-07-29 04:41:22

AMMAN (Reuters) - Iraq's Kurds want at least partial control over northern oil resources in a post-war political system that ends uneven distribution of wealth, Planning Minister Barham Salih said on Friday. "We call for allowing the provinces to participate in managing the oil sector because the strict central system of managing it has proved its failure," Salih, who is a leading Kurdish politician, told Reuters in an interview. Salih said negotiations to decentralize power over the...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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