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Al Qaeda Splinter Group ISIS Marches Towards Iraq's Biggest Oil Refinery
Breitbart ^ | Jun 11, 2014 | Jordan Schachte

Posted on 06/11/2014 9:05:03 PM PDT by Ray76

Sunni Islamist militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) have rapidly expanded their control of Iraq as a whole. The group is now said to be within range of overtaking Iraq’s biggest oil refinery in the city of Baiji.

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ISIS is an Al Qaeda-offshoot that seeks to create a Sharia law compliant Sunni Islamic caliphate that runs through both Iraq and Syria.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaedainiraq; energy; iraq; postwariraq; refinery

1 posted on 06/11/2014 9:05:03 PM PDT by Ray76
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To: Ray76

Attaboy Obama, pat yourself on the back. Well done!


2 posted on 06/11/2014 9:07:30 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Ray76

“The refinery is also tasked with supplying power to Baghdad, Iraq’s capital city”

Key sentence here. Cut the power, it’ll be shooting fish in a barrell.


3 posted on 06/11/2014 9:08:20 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Ray76

Someone needs to tell John McCain that his friends in Syria to whom he wants to give guns have just taken Mosul....


4 posted on 06/11/2014 9:08:57 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

McInsane is totally cheering them on!


5 posted on 06/11/2014 9:11:22 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Ray76

Let the muslims sort out their own problems. If they reconstitute as a threat, carpet bomb them. No more US troops saving savages.


6 posted on 06/11/2014 9:12:29 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Ray76

In other news, gas and diesel prices in the US and world reach new highs. Obama will get us into electric cars and public transport, so his day is made.


7 posted on 06/11/2014 9:13:56 PM PDT by RicocheT (It ain’t a party ’til the dogs are eating the corpses in the street.)
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To: Ray76

Why is it that no one “important” in government can see what seems so obvious to you and I?


8 posted on 06/11/2014 9:17:33 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

You mean like the difference between right and wrong ?


9 posted on 06/11/2014 9:25:08 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Pretty much so, yeah.


10 posted on 06/11/2014 9:26:15 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Ray76

Washington Watches As Iraq Speeds Toward Disaster...
‘Mass beheadings’ by al-Qaeda forces in Mosul and Tikrit...
PM Asks USA for Strikes...
Secret Request Rebuffed...
Governemt on brink of collapse...
Refugees flee tide of terror...

obama and the democrat party have been a disaster. Cost the lives of thousands. I bet the Nobel Peace Prize would still be given to obama by those Norwegians.


11 posted on 06/11/2014 9:30:55 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Ray76
The unraveling of all of the West's gains since 1991.
All those lives and resources invested in Iraq and Afghanistan now being totally reversed under Obama’s “soft-power -do-nothing-can I have a hug” policy. It is all over for us unless we at least identify the enemy as the enemy and then strike them instead of appeasing them.
12 posted on 06/11/2014 9:47:00 PM PDT by Netz
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Take over cities, set bombs on the road, declare a caliphate, all good. March on a refinery? Watch the $h*t suddenly get real.


13 posted on 06/11/2014 10:07:21 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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ISIS has $429 Million. That can buy a lot of weaponry.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/mosul-seized-jihadis-loot-429m-citys-central-bank-make-isis-worlds-richest-terror-force-1452190


14 posted on 06/11/2014 10:11:36 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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Pretty soon ISIS will have their own refinery. Lots of money THERE too!


15 posted on 06/11/2014 10:49:00 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Ray76

As of 2012

16 posted on 06/12/2014 4:39:28 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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Sorry, that table above is too out of date. Please see more current value below. Bayji has been significantly expanded.

Refining

Current Iraqi refining capacity is estimated at over 900,000 bbl/d, although estimates vary because effective capacity has fallen below nameplate capacity in many cases.

Existing refineries in Iraq
Refinery Location Nameplate capacity (bbl/d) Notes
North Refining Company
Baiji North-Central Iraq 310,000 New Fluid Catatylic Cracker being installed
Haditha North-West Iraq 16,000  
Kisik North Iraq 10,000 10,000 bbl/d under contstruction
Kirkuk North-East Iraq 30,000  
Qaiarah North Iraq 20,000 Needs extension of pipeline
Siniya North Iraq 20,000  
Midland Refining Company
Daura Baghdad 210,000 Needs extension of pipeline
Diwaniya East of Najaf 20,000  
Najaf Najaf 30,000  
Samawa Najaf 30,000  
South Refining Company
Basrah Near Basrah 140,000 Adding 70,000 bbl/d
Missan South-East Iraq 30,000  
Nassiriya South-Central Iraq 30,000  
Kar Group (private)
Erbil Erbil 40,000  

Source: Middle East Economic Survey, FACTS Global Energy

Iraqi refineries produce too much heavy fuel oil relative to domestic needs, and not enough other refined products such as gasoline. To alleviate product shortages, Iraq set a goal of increasing refining capacity to 1.5 million bbl/d. Iraq has plans for four new refineries as well as plans for expanding the existing Daura and Basrah refineries.

Planned new refineries in Iraq
Refinery Nameplate capacity (bbl/d) Investment Front end engineering contract
Nassiriya 300,000 $9 billion Foster Wheeler
Kirkuk 150,000 $5.5 billion Shaw Group
Missan 150,000 $5 billion Shaw Group
Karbala 140,000 $5 billion Technip
Total 740,000    

Source: Middle East Economic Survey, FACTS Global Energy

http://www.eia.gov/countries/cab.cfm?fips=IZ

17 posted on 06/12/2014 4:43:42 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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