Middle East Economic Survey


No 51



Explosion And Fire At Daura Refinery Storage Tank

An explosion on 10 December at an oil storage tank at the Daura refinery close to Baghdad caused a major fire. Oil ministry and Iraqi military spokesmen said a rocket had struck the tank. But according to the US military, an industrial accident caused the fire. Operations at the refinery were not affected by the incident, and no-one was injured. By 12 December the fire had been...