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[casi] oil for food program stopped

The US Department of Energy is now giving daily updates on energy prices etc,
because of the war:

This was sent by the DoE:

"Production/Export/Infrastructure Developments
Iraq: As of Thursday morning, Iraqi oil exports effectively were halted except
for a small amount of remaining oil to be loaded from storage tanks at
port of Ceyhan. This is because, with the departure of UN staff from Iraq and
with war appearing imminent, the UN "oil-for-food" program is effectively on
hold. Earlier reports had indicated that no oil was leaving Iraq's Persian
port of Mina al-Bakr, and that buyers were shying away from purchases of Iraqi
oil. As of 9 AM Thursday, there have been reports (on Kuwaiti and Iranian
television) regarding possible oil fires near Basra in southern Iraq. Iraqi
Minister Rasheed has denied these reports. In statements made on Thursday
afternoon, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said that he has seen indications
that the Iraqi regime may have set fires to oil wells in the South.

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