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Iraq asks BP to boost oil production from Kirkuk - spokesman

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi met with a senior BP executive on Monday to discuss developing and boosting production from Kirkuk oilfield, a ministry spokesman said. Luaibi, who met with Michael Townshend, BP’s president in the Middle East, has asked the British oil major to help increase output from Kirkuk oilfield to more than 700,000 barrels per day, the spokesman said. “The minister is very keen to rehabilitate the Kirkuk oilfield and raise production from there as soon as possible,” spokesman Asim Jihad told Reuters.

(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; writing by Rania El Gamal; editing by Susan Fenton)
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