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Do any list subscribers or associates have electronic and/or hard copy access to the Middle East Economic Survey? I wish to obtain a copy of "Iraqi Oil Exports in July Fell To 1.43Mn B/D", Middle East Economic Survey, Vol. 44, No. 33, 13 August 2001. See Agence France Presse story below. Best wishes, Nathaniel Hurd Iraq Sanctions Project (ISP) Associate Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) 162 Montague Street, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA Tel.: 718-237-9145, x 21 Fax: 718-237-9147 Mobile: 917-407-3389 Personal E-Fax: 707-221-7449 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.cesr.org/isp *The contents of this message may contain personal views which are not the views of ISP, unless specifically stated* Copyright 2001 Agence France Presse Agence France Presse August 13, 2001 Monday 6:16 AM Eastern Time SECTION: International News LENGTH: 304 words HEADLINE: Iraqi oil production in July plunged on power cuts: MEES DATELINE: NICOSIA, Aug 13 BODY: Iraqi oil production during July plunged to as low as 1.43 million barrels per day (bpd) amid frequent power outages that knocked out a major pumping station, a specialist newsletter reported Monday. "There was a sharp decline in Kirkuk crude exports in the second half of July, attributed mainly to the failure of a pumping station because of lack of power in the Kirkuk district," the Middle East Economic Survey (MEES) said. "The situation is expected to deteriorate further, as much of the equipment that has been ordered has been put on hold by the US representative in the (UN) sanctions committee," the Cyprus-based MEES said. A severe regional drought for the last three years has curtailed the power Iraq has been able to generate from hydro units for use in the oil sector, and the problem has been compounded by the non-availability of spare parts. MEES added the situation had been further complicated by the "imprisonment of several former senior power officials on corruption charges, which has discouraged new senior officials from taking the initiative." Iraq halted oil-for-food exports on June 4 for five weeks in protest at a one-month rollover of the programme ordered by the Security Council instead of the usual six-month extension. The unusually short extension heralded an unsuccessful attempt to revamp the council's sanctions regime and introduce so-called "smart sanctions" against Iraq by July 3. Iraq resumed oil exports after reaching a deal with the United Nations on conditions for a 150-day extension of the programme. Iraq, a member of the 11-nation Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) but not part of the cartel's quota system since the 1991 Gulf War, has proven reserves of 112 billion barrels and a current production capacity of 2.2 million bpd. LOAD-DATE: August 13, 2001 -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email email@example.com Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://www.casi.org.uk