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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 07:23 AM

Iraqi oil: Once seen as U.S. boon, now it’s mostly China’ s

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n U.S. Army soldier stands guard near a burning oil well in the Rumaylah Oil Fields in Southern Iraq April 2, 2003

Iraqi oil: Once seen as U.S. boon, now it’s mostly China’s
By Sean Cockerham | McClatchy Newspapers
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013

WASHINGTON — Ten years after the United States invaded and occupied Iraq, the country’s oil industry is poised to boom and make the troubled nation the No.2 oil exporter in the world. But the nation that’s moving to take advantage of Iraq’s riches isn’t the United States. It’s China.

America, with its own homegrown energy bonanza, isn’t going after the petroleum that lies beneath Iraq’s sands nearly as aggressively as is China, a country hungry to fuel its rise as an economic power.

Iraq remains highly unstable in terms of security, infrastructure and politics. Chinese state-owned oil companies appear more willing to put up with that than Americans are.

“The Chinese have a higher tolerance for risk,” said Gal Luft, a co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, a Washington research center focused on energy.

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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 07:27 AM

1. I'm certain the Chinese are grateful for our troops sacrifice.



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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 10:26 AM

2. I am speechless. for once.

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