A small refinery in northern Iraq suffered a rocket attack from Islamic State militants this week, causing fire at a fuel tank and forcing a halt to operations. The 30,000 b/d Sininya refinery is a relatively small part of federal Iraq’s 700,000 b/d refining fleet, but the continued unrest in northern Iraq is a worrying factor moving forward. Sininya lies relatively close to the Baiji refining complex – once Iraq’s largest refinery. Work is ongoing to restore the once 310,000 b/d refinery (which was destroyed by the Islamic State) to 140,000 b/d in the coming months (MEES, 4 September) with the aim of eventually returning back to full capacity.