Kirkuk Oil

NPR's Ivan Watson reports that the Iraqi city of Kirkuk has a running oil plant once again after workers fled during the war. The U.S. military is protecting operations, but the plant is working at less than half capacity. Observers say operations have been slowed in part by the looting of the administrative offices, and it has stalled the company's ability to supply fuel to Iraqis.

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