9/26/2005

Iraq returns millions of barrels of oil back into the ground due to lack of transportation

From the same article. This is so absurd in the age of Peak Oil it is mind boggling! -- law

Al Fathah pipelines. As part of the same no-bid contract, the U.S. gave KBR a job worth up to $70 million to rebuild a pipeline network in northern Iraq despite concerns that the project was unsound. In the end, KBR built fewer than half the pipelines, and the project was given to another contractor. The delay has aggravated oil transport problems, which have forced Iraq to inject millions of barrels of oil back into the ground, a harmful practice for the oil fields and the environment. A government audit is being conducted based on a complaint by a whistle-blower.

Missteps Hamper Iraqi Oil Recovery - Yahoo! News

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