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Friends, The US Department of Energy is now giving daily updates on energy prices etc, because of the war: website:http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/security/esar/esar.html. 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 Turkey's 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 Gulf 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 Oil 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. _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk