Unconfirmed reports that Kurdish forces have taken control of some oil wells in Iraq

Iraq’s state-run North Oil Company spoke with a media outlet on Saturday, saying a Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) force had seized two oil wells in Bai Hassan oilfield in northern Kirkuk.

Reuters follow up with

  • he Kurdish government denied “all allegations and rumours which claim that the regional government had occupied and took over oilfields in Bai Hassan … with the support of an armed force”.

Something to keep an eye on come oil trade reopening on Monday morning (Asia time, Sunday evening US time)

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