By John Lee.
Oil Minister Dr. Adel Abdul Mahdi [Adel Abdel Mehdi] (pictured) has announced the establishment of three new oil companies.
The Dhi Qar Oil Company has been set up to put the extraction and production of oil from fields in Dhi Qar under their direct supervision of the people of the province. This follows the successful developement of the fields at Nasiriyah and Gharraf.
The Ministry is also setting up a new oilfield services company and a new crude oil pipelines company.
(Source: Ministry of Oil)