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Iraqis seize Kurdish military base and oil field in Kirkuk, 2017
How the US Occupied the 30% of Syria Containing Most of its Oil, Water and Gas , 2018
In addition to Syria's largest oil field, the U.S. and its proxies in northeast Syria also control the Conoco gas plant, the country's largest. The plant, which can produce nearly 50 million cubic feet of gas per day, was originally built by U.S. oil and gas giant ConocoPhillips, which operated the plant until 2005, after which Bush-era sanctions made it difficult to operate in Syria. Other foreign oil companies, like Shell, also left Syria as a result of the sanctions.
Syria's Kurdistan exports its oil to Iraq's Kurdistan, with which it conveniently shares a border, and it is then refined and sold to Turkey. Though no corporations are publicly involved, the deal between Syrian and Iraqi Kurds was brokered by unnamed "oil experts" and "oil investors." The Kurds in Syria and Iraq did not even sign the agreement in person. They were subsequently "informed" of the agreement by the United States and instructed to supervise the operation.
US to send `mechanized forces' to secure Syrian oil fields , 2019

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by Cat on Mon Oct 28th, 2019 at 06:47:26 AM EST
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