Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 51

17-December-2007

IRAQ

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...