Iraq’s southern oil infrastructure has so far been unaffected by violence further north: production and exports remain steady. Iraq’s largest refinery at Baiji remains in the hands of Iraq’s security forces, though ISIS jihadists control nearby territory, but the plant is currently out of action leading to products shortages.

Iraqi television showed footage of the 310,000 b/d Baiji refining complex with Iraqi security forces moving around freely inside the compound, which has been the scene of battles between the Iraqi armed forces and Sunni insurgents for the past week. (CONTINUED - 852 WORDS)