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Iraq Struggles to Resume Oil Exports

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Iraq Struggles to Resume Oil Exports

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Iraq Struggles to Resume Oil Exports

Iraq Struggles to Resume Oil Exports

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Looting and sabotage since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime have left Iraq's oil fields in disrepair, hampering U.S. efforts to resume oil exports quickly to fund reconstruction efforts. U.S. officials expect that Iraq will begin exporting 700,000 barrels a day in August, far less than its pre-war capacity. Hear NPR's Ivan Watson.

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