IRAQ

Iraq expects oil exports to recover to 2.6mn b/d this month after slumping in June, and says operations in the south are safe from attack.

Two unmanned drones have been deployed to beef up security measures and ward off potential threat to operations in the nation’s main oil producing hub, where federal control has not been shaken by the Sunni insurgency that has decimated the country.

Iraqi Oil Minister ‘Abd al-Karim al-Laibi put total Iraqi oil production at 3.1mn b/d...