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Surveillance du système d'acheminement pétrolier
contre les pipelines, les installations pétrolières
et le personnel :
1. 12 Juin — Attaque le long du pipeline de 960 km qui
achemine le pétrole du nord de l'Irak vers le port turc
de Ceyhan, sur la côte méditerrannéenne
2. 19 Juin — Explosion dans le complexe de raffinage de
Bayji, à 200 km au nord de Bagdad
3. 22 Juin — Sabotage d'une conduite de gaz naturel près
de Hit, à 152 km au nord ouest de Bagdad
4. 23 Juin - Explosion d'un pipeline au voisinage de la ville
de Abidiyah Gaarbiga, près de la frontière Syrienne.
5. 24 Juin — Explosion près du pipeline de Barwanah,
qui achemine le brut à la raffinerie de al-Dawrah à
6. 26 Juin— Explosion près Al-Fatha, près
du Tigre, sur un pipeline acheminant le pétrole à
la raffinerie de Bayji
7. 29 juin— Attaque d'un pipeline près de Basra
8. July 31 - Des saboteurs détruisent une partie du pipeline
près de Bayji
9. 1° Août- Deux roquettes touchent un robinet de
pétrole près de Karbala et provoquent un incendie.
10. 1° Août- Explosion sur le pipeline allant de Kirkouk
11. 12 Août — Attaque sur al-Taji, près de
12. 15 Août - Explosion près de Bayji
13. 16 Août - Le lendemain, nouvelle explosion près
14. 8 Septembre — Attaque du pipeline du champ de Jabour,
à 32 km au sud de Kirkuk, sur le pipeline qui part de
15. 18 Septembre - Attaque visant le pipeline allant de Kirkuk
16. 11 Octobre - Attaque du pipeline allant de Zab à
17. 16 Octobre - Explosion du pipeline près de la cité
de Hadeetha, à 200 km au Nord Ouest de Bagdad
18. 23 Octobre - Explosion près de la conduite de gaz
naturel à 48 km au sud de Mosoul.
19. 23 Octobre - Attaque à la bombe sur un pipeline à
240 km au nord de Bagdad
20. 1° Novembre - Explosion d'un pipeline à 15 km
au nord de Tikrtit
21. 4 Novembre - Attaque du pipeline de Zumar, à 60 km
au nord ouest de Mosoul.
22. 10 Novembre - Mohammed al-Zibari, responsable de la compagnie
de distribution du pétrole irakien, blessé par
balles dans ce qui peut être considéré comme
la première tentative d'assassinat visant un responsable
d'une firme irakienne. Zibari meurt de ses blessures. Selon
l'agence Reuters, avant de mourir, Zibari a déclaré
: " Trois hommes ont ouvert le feu avec des armes AK-47.
Mon chauffeur et mon garde du corps les ont vus. Des gens inféodés
à des régimes étrangers sont les auteurs
de cet attentat. Je n'ai ici aucun ennemi personnel, aucun problème
tribal ou familial. Je ne suis membre d'aucun parti politique".
23. 17 Novembre - Une explosion souffle une conduite acheminant
le fuel de la raffinerie de Daura, à 250 km au nord de
Bagdad, entraînant une coupure d'électricité
de deux jours.
24. 18 Novembre - Explosion d'un pipeline dans la région
de Mashruh al-Therthar, au sud ouest de la ville de Samarra,
conduite qui alimente la raffinerie de Daura, à Bagdad.
25. 22 Novembre - Abdel Salam Qanbar, un policier irakien, chargé
de la sécurité des installations pétrolières
au nord de la ville de Mosoul, attaqué et tué
par des inconnus opérant à partir d'un véhicule.
26. 22 Novembre - Un club situé à l'intérieur
du complexe de la Northern Oil Company, à Kirkuk, à
240 km au nord de Baghdad, touché pendant la nuit par
des tirs de mortier, blessant trois irakiens.
27. 23 Novembre - Une explosion touchant une conduite acheminant
du gaz du champ de Jambur à la Raffinerie de Bayji provoque
une lueur si vive qu'elle a pu être aperçue de
Kirkuk, à 30 km de là.
28. 26 Novembre - Une conduite reliant deux champs pétrolifères
en Irak du Nord à la raffinerie de Bayji en feu, près
du village de Sarkhat, à 38 km au nord de Bayji.
29. 9 Décembre- Explosion d'une conduite reliant Kirkuk
à une usine produisant des bouteilles de gas, au nord
30. 10 Décembre - Explosion à 135 km à
l'ouest de Kirkuk, sur un pipeline reliant les raffineries de
Nayji et de Daura. Enregistrement vidéo.
31. December 19 - Un pipeline soufflé au sud de Bagdad.
32. 20 Décembre - Des roquettes touchent des réservoirs
au sud de bagdad, entraînant la perte de deux million
et demi de gallons d'essence.
33. 20 Décembre - Un pipeline touché par des roquettes
dans la région de al-Mashahda à 24 km au nord
34. 21 Décembre - Un pipeline touché dans la région
de al-Mashahda region, à 50 km de Bagdad cette fois.
35. 22 Décembre- La station de pompage située
près de la raffinerie de Bayji, attaquée au mortier.
36. 22 Décembre - Explosion à 12 h 30 GMT ( 3
h 30 de l'après-midi ) à Riad, à 45 km
à l'ouest de Kirkouk, frappant la conduite reliant les
champs pétrolifères de Kirkuk et la principale
raffinerie irakienne, située à Bayji, disposée
parallèlement à celle reliant Kirkuk et le port
turc de Ceyhan, ouvrant sur la Méditerrannée.
37. 22 Décembre - Les pipeline alimentant Bayji en brut
à partir des champs de Kirkuf, en feu à 50 km
au nord est de la raffinerie.
38. January 7 - explosion holes pipeline connecting oil fields
to a pumping station in the area around Hassiba, 85 miles (135
km) west of Kirkuk, Northern Oil Company director general Adel
Kazzaz said "The fuel line was used for domestic market
needs and filling up tankers that export crude."
39. January 30 - explosion on pipeline carrying crude oil from
Kirkuk to Bayji refinery.
40. February 22 - explosion and fire on the Kirkuk-Baghdad-Basra
pipeline near Al-Hare, a small town west of Karbala, about 70
miles (110 km) south of Baghdad. This is reported to be the
first attack against a pipeline in southern Iraq since the ousting
of Saddam Hussein.
41. February 26 - explosion apparently caused by homemade bomb
thrown under oil and gas pipes damaged part of an oil pipeline
about 60 miles (96 km) north of Baghdad.
42. March 2 - large explosion on oil pipeline near the northern
city of Kirkuk causing a huge fire but no casualties. The blast
hit the main oil line leading to the Bayji refinery 125 miles
(200 km) north of Baghdad igniting a huge fire police chief
Turhan Yussef said. "The explosion happened at 11.15am
(0615 AEDT). An explosive device was placed under the pipeline
at Al-Riad, 21 miles (35 km) west of Kirkuk," he said.
43. March 10 - fire on an oil pipeline south of Baghdad, leading
from southern fields to the Daura refinery outside Baghdad.
Firefighter Saleh Jabbar said it appeared to be the result of
44. March 12 - oil pipeline blown up west of Tikrit on Friday,
resulting in a fire on the line. The pipeline links northern
oil fields in Kirkuk with the Daura refinery on the edge of
45. March 24 - Northern Oil Company oil well in the Khabaz area,
about 55 miles (88 km) west of Kirkuk, was bombed at night.
The resulting fire was extinguished late the following day.
Gen. Mohammed Amin, the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps chief in Kirkuk
said the well was not being tapped at the time of the blast
nor was it closely guarded. "This is a terrorist act. This
is the first time an oil well has come under attack in Kirkuk."
46. March 25 - blast on a main oil well in northern Iraq that
feeds exports through Turkey. Adel Qazzaz, director-general
of the Northern Iraqi Company (NOC) said, "The explosion
occurred at 3:30 pm (1230 GMT) because of an explosive charge
planted by unknown individuals inside the well, located 47 miles
(75 km) west of Kirkuk." He added, "It inflicted massive
damage in the well, and firefighters are having a hard time
extinguishing it because the explosion occurred inside the well
and not in the pipelines." Qazzaz said firemen would need
two days to put out the fire, and noted "the well is a
principal producer for oil exports through the Iraqi-Turkish
pipeline and for covering local market demands."
47. March 26 - pipeline in the southern Basra oil facilities
on fire, said an official from Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization.
Iraqi guards on duty at Shuaiba, near the southern city of Basra,
said saboteurs ignited crude oil that leaked from the pipeline.
A British military spokesman disagreed with the report, saying
"It was not the result of an explosion. We understand that
a pipeline valve failed and fire broke out from the resultant
48. April 4 - attack on oil pipeline in southern Iraq which
links Basra with Faw port on the Persian Gulf. ruptured it and
set the oil ablaze.
49. April 8 - mortar round hit natural gas tank and another
hit a pipeline at a plant north of Kirkuk operated by the Northern
Iraqi Company (NOC) Jumaa Ahmad, head of the fire fighting brigade,
50. April 21 - bombing on pipeline north of Baghdad.
51. April 24 - suicide bombers in three boats blew themselves
up in and around the Basra terminal zone, one of the most heavily
guarded facilities of its kind in the world.
52. May 8 - bomb 35 miles (56 km) south of Basra damaged an
18-foot section of one of two pipelines running from Basra to
the Faw peninsula on the Gulf. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Spokesman Steve Wright said oil exports from the Basra and Khor
al-Amaya offshore southern terminals, through which about 90%
of Iraq's oil exports flow, were stopped as a result: "Pumping
has stopped. They attacked in the vicinity where the manifold
goes into the sea." According to Iraqi officials exports
were still flowing from Basra albeit at a reduced rate of 1.2
million barrels per day (bpd) compared with 1.6 million bpd
prior to the attack as oil from the damaged pipeline is flowing
through the parallel pipeline. Ali Nasr al-Rubaie, director
of the main port terminal said exports had been halved following
the attack: "We have dropped from an average of 80,000
barrels per hour to 40,000 barrels per hour."
53. May 8 - attack on oil pipeline taking crude northwards from
the country’s southern oilfields at point 25 miles (40
km) south of Baghdad, oil ministry spokesman Assem Jihad said
on Saturday, noting it would take several days to start pumping
54. May 9 - blast near a strategic oil pipeline network linking
north and south Iraq, by the town of Musayyib, about 56 miles
(90 km) south of Baghdad. Unclear what caused the explosion
or whether the pipeline itself was damaged.
55. May 13 - rocket landed in a gas plant at the Daura oil refinery
in Baghdad, injured a worker and caused a fire.
56. May 24 - explosion badly damaged the Northern pipeline at
around 7pm local time on a section between the Kirkuk oilfields
and the Dibis pumping installations. A security official of
Iraq's Northern Oil Company, Juma Ahmad, said pumping had to
be stopped to fight the fire. Another security official for
Northern Oil, Issam Muhammad, said while the fire had been put
out it would take 12 days to repair the damage.
57. May 26 - explosion on Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline near Kirkuk.
58. May 26 - explosion on southern pipeline through which oil
flows to the Persian Gulf.
59. June 6 - attack on Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline. Iraq's Northern
Oil Company (NOC) chief Ghazi Talabani said "Assailants
detonated sound grenades on the pipeline Sunday at dawn (local
time), 120 km (75 miles) east of Kirkuk, causing damage, and
a loss of a huge quantity of oil." He said "The oil
loss has been stopped and a group of technical experts are repairing
the pipeline and the damage could be repaired by Tuesday night.
Restarting production depends on the decision of the coalition
and the oil ministry." NOC project manager Abdullah al-Rubai
had earlier denied the attack.
60. June 6 - explosion on oil pipeline that feeds the Basra
terminal near Basra on the Faw Peninsula's southern end. The
blast slowed oil flow from 80,000 barrels per hour to 40,000.
61. June 9 - blast on oil pipeline near Bayji 155 miles (250
km) north of Baghdad cut supplies to the Bayji electric power
station and according to Iraq Oil Ministry spokesman Assem Jihad
forced a reduction of 400 megawatts, amounting to a 10% output
cut on the national power grid.
62. June 9 - blast on Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline. Anwar Hamed
Amin, chief of Iraqi Civil Defence Corps, said "A bomb
placed 80 km (50 miles) west of Kirkuk exploded at 8:20am [local
time] on the main pipeline to the Ceyhan terminal."
63. June 15 - Explosion in the morning on a pipeline through
which oil flows from the Zubeir 1 pumping station to a depot
in Faw, 40 miles southeast of Basra.
64. June 15 - Another explosion, during the evening, on a southern
pipeline. Together with the attack on the pipeline to Basra,
the attack on this 48-inch pipeline through which oil flows
to Khor al-Amaya port cut oil exports from the south by over
half according to the Iraqi Southern Oil Company.
65. June 15 - ``An oil pipeline connecting the fields in Kirkuk
and a processing station in Bajwan, 20 km (12 miles) north of
the city, was sabotaged and a fire broke out,'' said Adel Kazaz,
a North Oil Company director. The pipeline supplied oil to domestic
66. June 16 - 42-inch Pipeline to Basra terminal, the key terminal
from which most of Iraq's 1.6 million bpd of Basra Light were
exported, attacked again. Iraqi Southern Oil Company's spokesman
said: "Due to the damage inflicted on the two pipelines,
the pumping of oil to the Basra oil terminal has completely
stopped," adding that southern exports have "come
to halt." A Iraqi oil official reported "There are
no exports from Basra oil terminal or Khor al-Amaya and it is
unclear when they will restart," adding, "Both pipelines
feeding the terminals have been destroyed."
67. June 16 - Chief of security for Iraq's Northern Oil Company,
Ghazi Talabani, 70, was shot and killed in Kirkuk as he was
being driven to work. His driver was badly wounded. The assassins
68. June 21 - blast on pipeline transporting crude oil from
the northern town of Bayji to Daura refinery at point near al-Mashahidah,
20 miles (32 km) north of Baghdad. The explosion interrupted
supplies to the refinery, that provides the domestic Iraqi market
with gasoline, kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas.
69. June 26 - explosion near Latifiyah, about 30 miles (48 km)
south of Baghdad, on small pipeline that feeds crude oil to
storage tanks in Latifiyah.
70. June 29 - another blast on pipeline near Latifiyah.
71. July 3 - Fire in Al-Maqalai, southeast of the Az-Zubayr
oil fields, on one of the two pipelines that feed the southern
terminals resulted in a drop by half of Iraqi oil exports to
960,000 barrels per day. Exports in the South fell from 84,000
barrels per hour to 40,000. While one Iraqi oil official said,
"Fire is raging in the 42-inch pipeline on the Faw Peninsula.
It was sabotage," an official from the Southern Iraqi Oil
Company said "News that one of the key oil export pipeline
in the Faw peninsula was attacked by saboteurs are baseless."
72. July 3 - bomb blast during changing of the guard at an oil
storage facility south of Baghdad in Al Latifiyah killed six
Iraqi National Guard soldiers and wounded five more.
73. July 4 - attack on pipeline that carries oil from the northern
oil fields to the south at point near Musayyib, about 50 miles
(80 km) southwest of Baghdad.
74. July 6 - blast on gas pipeline that feeds multiple power
plants in the center and north of Iraq and a gas canister factory
in Taji, north of Baghdad, that provides gas for many homes.
Head of the Northern Gas Company, Huner Hassan, said "A
device exploded along the pipeline about 90 km (56 miles) south
of Kirkuk, sparking a fire." He noted "This is going
to affect electricity production for the country and the production
of gas for domestic use."
75. July 10 - explosion at approximately 6:30am local time about
55 miles (88 km) west of Kirkuk in the Safra area on a gas pipeline
that runs from the gas fields in Kirkuk to a power station in
Bayji sparked a fire on, according to the Northern Gas Co. head
of security, Ahmed al-Hassan, less than a meter of the pipeline.
76. July 14 - Northern Oil Company police officer was shot to
death while manning a checkpoint near a pipeline in Riyad, approximately
80 km southwest of Kirkuk.
77. July 15 - explosion on pipeline running from the northern
oil fields to the Beiji refinery.
78. July 15 - holes were drilled on a major southern pipeline
that runs to offshore export terminals. The damage occured in
the al-Askari district, 20 km south-west of Basra, according
to head of the Iraqi Border Police, Staff Brigadier General
Ali al-Mousawi. It appears this may be the work of looters.
79. July 15 - explosion near Fatha, some 55 miles (90 km) west
Kirkuk, at about 8:40 a.m. (0440 GMT) on oil pipeline that runs
from the major oil fields in Kirkuk and the Turkish port Ceyhan.
The resulting fire has been extinguished and repairs on the
pipeline are expected to begin July 17.
80. July 16 - attempted mortar attack on northern oil pipeline
that runs from Kirkuk to Ceyhan failed. According to a security
official at the Northern Oil Company, Ahmad Hassan Afif, "A
mortar round was thrown at about 8:10 am (0410 GMT) on the pipeline
near to Riad, 35 kilometres west of Kirkuk, causing a fire in
a pool of oil created by leaks, but failing to cause any other
81. July 17 - attempt to blow up natural gas pipeline failed
as saboteur's bomb exploded prematurely, killing him but not
damaging the pipeline.
82. July 19 - explosion on oil pipeline that runs through al-Debis
region northwest of Kirkuk, supplying oil for domestic use in
refineries and power plants.
83-84. July 23 - two blasts on 125 mile (200 km) long oil pipeline
that runs from al-Daura refinery in Baghdad to Beiji, at point
about 12 miles (20 km) south of Samarra.
85. July 24 - explosion southwest of the town of Samarra, 60
miles (100 km) north of Baghdad, sparked a fire on pipeline
that carries oil from Beiji refinery to Baghdad.
86. July 24 - blast in the vicinity of Tharthar Lake, 100 miles
(160 km) southeast of Kirkuk, on oil pipeline that runs from
the oil fields around Kirkuk to Al-Dura power station, south
87. July 28 - premature explodulation killed two saboteurs who
tried to place a bomb on an oil pipeline near Kirkuk. The pipeline
was not damaged.
88. August 3 - explosion about 75 miles (120 km) west of Kirkuk
at Al-Fateha on critical pipeline juncture caused a huge fire
and road closure between the Beiji refineries and Kirkuk and
halted exports through the northern pipeline to Ceyhan.
89. August 5 - bomb on oil pipeline in Kirkuk area found by
Northern Oil Company security personnel exploded as Task Force
Danger troops were investigating it. No injuries.
90. August 5 - blast on the Kirkuk to Ceyhan oil pipeline sparked
a fire that was swiftly contained since oil flow was halted
on the pipeline as a result of the Aug. 3 attack.
91. August 5 - attack sparked fire on gas pipeline that feeds
both the Bayji power station and a propane factory in Taji 12
miles (20 km) north of Baghdad. Northern Oil Company's gas division
director, Honer Najib, said "Firefighters are trying to
contain the blaze but the sabotage is going to effect the production
of electricity in Iraq."
92. August 9 - attack halted oil flow on the major pipeline
that feeds the southern terminals, reducing exports from 1.9
mbd to the about 1 mbd, fed through the smaller 42-inch pipeline.
93. August 14 - attack on domestic oil pipeline near the town
of Mussayyib south of Baghdad sparked fire, and has caused shortages
in the domestic supply of gasoline.
94. August 15 - rocket-propelled grenades were fired on an oil
well 25 miles (40 km) east of the southern town of Amarah setting
95. August 18 - Northern Iraqi oil company security officer
was killed and 2 others wounded 6 miles (10 km) from Kirkuk.
96. August 19 - attackers inflitrated the Basra headquarters
of the Iraqi Southern Oil Company setting a fire that obliterated
warehouses containing drilling equipment, among other items,
spread to the firm's offices, and cut electricity. "They
came in droves, surrounded the building and looted it before
setting it on fire," said a company official. Firefighters
arriving at the compound were shot at and fled.
97. August 20 - attack apparently perpetuated by al-Sadr loyalists
sparked fire on pipeline through which oil flows from the Bezergan
oil field in the south to a refinery in Amarah, 180 miles (290
km) southeast of Baghdad.
98. August 20 - explosion at 8:30am on domestic pipeline through
which oil flows from Kirkuk to Baiji refinery at point 19 miles
(30 km) west of Kirkuk.
99. August 21 - blast near pipeline valve at Berjisiya, 20 miles
(32 km) southwest of Basra, sparks fire on oil pipeline connecting
the Rumeila oilfields with export storage tanks in the Faw peninsula.
Another bomb was found nearby and defused. The pipeline was
shut for a week due to sabotage threats. Lt. Mohammed al-Mousawi
of the Iraqi National Guard explained "The aim behind attack
is to damage the pipeline in case it is turned on again."
100. August 25 - attack on the reversible Strategic Pipeline
linking oil fields in the north and south of Iraq sparked fire
19 miles (30 km) west of Babylon.
101. August 25 - explosion at 7:00 am near Al Madhatiya in Aawazel
area, about 18 miles (30 km) south of Hilla, on gas pipeline
which transports gas from Basra to other southern towns set
the pipeline ablaze.
102. August 25 - eight parallel pipelines that link the Rumaila
oilfields to the Zubayr 1 pumping station were hit in Berjasiya,
20 miles (32 km) southwest of Basra, when a bomb exploded under
a bridge at 9:00pm and caused it to collapse, reducing exports
from the south.
103. August 27 - attack on the 36 inch in diameter oil pipeline
that connects the South Rumaila oilfield to storage tanks at
the Zubayr 1 station near Basra.
104. August 27 - attack on the 48 inch oil pipeline that connects
the North Rumaila field to storage tanks in the West Qorna oilfield.
105. August 27 - blast on oil pipeline that feeds the Daura
refinery; section on fire 19 miles (30 km) north of Baghdad.
106. August 27 - attack on oil pipeline in the West Qurna oilfield,
90 miles (144 km) north of Basra.
107. August 29 - blast on oil pipeline that links the Rumaila
oilfields with export storage tanks in the Faw peninsula in
al-Radgha, 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Basra.
108. August 30 - blast on internal oil pipeline in the southeast
New Baghdad district.
109. September 1 - explosion on Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline on
section between Kirkuk and Bayji at 6:30 pm near Riyadah 30
miles (50 km) south of Kirkuk sparked a huge fire halting exports
on the line.
110. September 4 - blast on 14-inch line carrying crude from
the Al-Khabaz field to the Bayji refinery.
111-112. September 4 - attack at 8:30am at Hartha, 19 miles
(33 km) north of Basra, on southern pipeline that supplies oil
to the Hartha electrical plant. Simultaneous attack on parallel
pipeline that pumps 15,000 barrels of crude oil a day from oil
fields near Nahr Omar to the storage tanks at Zubayr 1.
113. September 6 - attack at point 12 miles (20 km) south of
Kirkuk on natural gas pipeline connecting the Janbur fields
to the Bayji power plant, which produces 400 megawatts a day
and provides electricity to northern Iraq, sparked fire.
114. September 6 - at 9:30am, a day after the fire on the Kirkuk-Ceyhan
pipeline was extinguished, attackers set fire to the leaking
oil and re-ignited it.
115. September 11 - at 3:15pm attackers damaged the 14 inch
oil pipeline that links a Kirkuk oilfield to the Havana refinery
located 37 miles (60 km) from Kirkuk with fire from automatic
116. September 11 - gunfire attack at 3:30am near Hatin, 18
miles (30 km) north of Kirkuk, injured three Northern Oil Company
security guards, one of them seriously.
117. September 12 - gunfire attack at 1am 25 miles (40 km) northeast
of Kirkuk on security forces guarding the Dibis oil fields wounded
three of them.
118. September 12 - driveby gunfire injured two security officers
on patrol near the Jambouz oilfields 30 miles (42 km) west of
119. September 13 - attack on oil pipeline in the Rumaila oilfield.
120. September 14 - 2am blast on junction where pipelines cross
the Tigris River, at point near the 676-MW Beiji power plant
set ablaze three oil pipelines, stopping the flow of oil from
the Kirkuk oilfields to Beiji refinery and to Ceyhan. The heat
melted a 400-KV transmission line that ran almost 300 ft above
the area, causing a power loss of 750 MW within a second, which
caused the country's 5,000 MW grid to short circuit stopping
electricity supply to all of Iraq. Just two days prior Northern
Oil Company engineers finished replacing critical valves destroyed
by an earlier attack.
121. September 16 - attack on oil pipeline near Baqouba that
runs from the Khanaqin oilfields to the Al Daura refinery.
122. September 18 - attempt to assassinate director of oil products
for the Northern Oil Company, Muhammad Zibari, by attackers
with machine guns and grenades who ambushed his convoy in Mosul
missed him but resulted in the death of eight people and injury
123. September 23 - assassins shot and killed the deputy director
of the Northern Oil Company's oil product department, Sana Toma
Sulaiman, riding in a taxi in Mosul on his way to work.
124. September 23 - explosion on oil pipeline near al-Fahhama
village, 15 miles (25 km) north of Baghdad, causing extensive
125. September 23 - saboteurs blew up part of the East Baghdad
oil field. The well, capacity 5,000 barrels a day, supplies
refineries in nearby Taji and Baghdad's Daura refinery.
126. September 23 - blast on oil pipeline at Angour, 50 miles
(80 km) east of Fallujah.
127. September 23 - explosion on oil pipeline in Najaf stopped
flow from oil fields near the city to a refinery in Basra.
128. September 24 - private pipeline security company found
explosive device along a major oil pipeline west of Balad. Oil
flow remained uninterrupted.
129. October 3 - saboteurs blew up a section of the pipeline
near the city of Karbala in central Iraq.
129. October 5 - rocket fired at the Oil Ministry in Baghdad.
130. October 5 - blast on oil pipeline west of Baghdad.
131. October 18 - blast on oil pipeline 8 miles (12 km) from
132. October 19 - blast on oil pipeline 6 miles (10 km) north
of the Bayji refinery.
133. October 19 - explosion at 2:10pm on oil pipeline 87 miles
(140 km) south of Kirkuk.
134. October 21 - saboteurs hit a section of the northern oil
135. October 22 - blast in the Mashahdeh area, some 30 miles
(48 km) north of Baghdad, on an oil pipeline that feeds the
136. October 23 - blast on the Khana oil pipeline northeast
of Baghdad sparked fire which damaged 150 meters of the pipeline.
Another bomb was found along the same line and safely defused.
137. October 25 - saboteurs blew up a section of a pipeline
about 15 miles (25 km) southwest of Kirkuk feeding the Bayji
refinery. A fire later broke out in another pipeline and witnesses
said it was caused by a blast.
138. October 29 - explosion at about 6:00am on oil pipeline
near the Havice district of Kirkuk.
139. November 1 - explosion on Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline in
Riyad, southwest of Kirkuk.
140. November 1 - attack on a oil pipeline that feeds the Kirkuk-Ceyhan
pipeline and is connected to the Bai Hassan oilfield in Qoshqaya.
141-142. November 2 - two bombs exploded against oil pipeline
connecting oil fields in Kirkuk to the refinery in Bayji, one
at 10am, 44 miles (70 km) southwest of Kirkuk.
143. November 2 - blast on refined products pipeline in Hatin
north of Kirkuk.
144. November 2 - attack at 7:20pm near Sheikh Mizher al-As
on a pipeline network connecting the Khubbaz oil wells, 24 miles
(40 km) west of Kirkuk with refineries in Bayji and Baghdad.
145. November 3 - assassins shot to death the director general
of the Iraqi oil ministry's oil byproducts distribution company,
Hussein Ali al-Fattal, as he left his home in the Yarmouk area
of Baghdad to go to work.
146. November 5 - explosion damaged a gas pipeline which connects
the Baba Gurgur fields near Kirkuk with the Northern Gas Company.
147. November 9 - explosion on oil pipeline near the Safa, 44
miles (70 km) southwest of Kirkuk.
148. November 10 - attack on gas pipeline connecting the Khubbaz
fields to the Northern Gas Company.
149. November 13 - attack at Taji, 12 miles (19km) north of
Baghdad on oil pipeline that runs to the Daura refinery in Baghdad.
150-153. November 14 - four oil wells set afire in the Khubbaz
oilfield west of Kirkuk. The wells had been pumping 10-15,000
bpd of oil a piece.
154. November 15 - blast on oil pipeline from Kirkuk to Ceyhan
in Safra 37 miles (50 km) west of Kirkuk.
155. November 15 - gunmen set ablaze a storage depot and pumping
station along the oil pipeline to Ceyhan near Ain al Jahish,
60 miles (96 km) south of Mosul.
156. November 15 - explosion at 11pm near Sarai, 47 miles (75
km) west of Kirkuk, on oil pipeline that feeds the Bayji refinery.
157. November 15 - explosion at 11pm near Riyadh, 25 miles (40
km) west of Kirkuk, on gas pipeline that feeds the power station
158. November 17 - blast at 1am on oil pipeline from the Bai
Hassan field, 30 miles (42 km) west of Kirkuk, to storage facilities
in Dibis, 20 miles (32 km) west of Kirkuk.
159. November 17 - bomb on oil well in Barajwan, 20 miles (32
km) northwest of Kirkuk.
160. November 17 - blast at 8am 2.5 miles (4 km) west of Samarrah
on pipeline from Bayji to the Daura refinery in Baghdad.
161. November 21 - an oil well was set afire in the Khubbaz
162. November 21 - sabotage attempt on a well in the Khubbaz
oilfield thwarted by Iraqi security guards. One would-be saboteur
was killed and another wounded.
163. November 22 - blast at 9am on the 42 inch pipeline to Basra
terminal stopped flow of oil through the pipeline.
164. November 25 - attack on two oil wells near the Himreen
Mountains, 75 miles (120 km) south of Kirkuk.
165. November 25 - an early morning explosion in the Fatha area,
9 miles (15 km) north of Bayji, on the oil pipeline that runs
from Kirkuk to Bayji. A 2,000 person Iraqi security force was
assigned to guard oil infrastructure two days prior.
166-167. November 29 - two blasts, one at 8:40 am and the other
at 8:50am, on the oil pipeline that runs from Bayji to Daura
168. November 30 - blast on the oil pipeline that connects Daura
refinery and the Musayyib power station south of Baghdad, cutting
power to the Babil area.
169. December 1 - gunmen opened fire on a pipeline repair team
working in the Safrah area, 50 miles (80km) southwest of Kirkuk.
One man was injured.
170. December 6 - attack 10 miles (16 km) south of Samarra on
oil pipeline that runs from Bayji to Daura refinery.
171. December 6 - attack on a pipeline that runs inside an underground
oil storage tank 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Kirkuk.
172. December 7 - attack on pipeline supplying oil from northern
Iraq to Baghdad.
173. December 10 - late night attack on the 48 inch oil export
pipeline in the Riyad area southwest of Kirkuk.
174. December 11 - ten armed men kidnapped the Northern Oil
Company's head of security for the Bayji region while he was
in the Samarra area examining damage to a pipeline that had
175. December 13 - arsonists set on fire oil, which had leaked
and pooled due to prior pipeline attacks, 43 miles (27 km) southwest
of Kirkuk, raising concern that the blaze could damage nearby
176. December 17 - attack on pipeline supplying oil from Basra
to Baghdad's Daura refinery, halted the flow of refined products
which, oil ministry spokesman Jihad Assem said, had just resumed
following a 17 day stoppage after the previous sabotage.
177. December 17 - attack on pipeline supplying refined products
from Bayji refinery to Baghdad. A statement circulated in Bayji
said that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had blown up a pipeline, following
orders from ''supreme commander Osama bin Laden''.
178. December 17 - attack on the northern pipeline near Fatha,
53 miles (85 km) west of Kirkuk.
179. December 18 - 7:30am attack on pipeline supplying oil from
Kirkuk to the IT-1A storage tanks near Bayji.
180. December 18 - 8:30am blast on oil pipeline between Bayji
and Daura refinery at Dilja, 12 miles (20 km) north of Samarra.
181. December 21 - 10:25 pm attack on a pipeline hub in Fatha.
182. December 23 - attack on pipeline from Bayji to a storage
facility in Baghdad.
183. December 26 - attack on the northern pipeline near Fatha.
184. December 28 - 0:30am attack on a gas pipeline in Barjisiyah,
southwest of Basra. The pipeline, which links Iraq's second
largest refinery in Shueiba to the storage units of South Oil
Company, was blown up by a single attacker using a gas cylinder.
185. December 30 - mortar attack set fire in the Daura refinery,
which provides fuel for Baghdad's main power plant.
186. January 1 - attack on a pipeline from Kirkuk to Bayji.
187. January 1 - attack on a pipeline linking the southern cities
of Karbala and Hillah, 46 miles south of Baghdad near the Musabayb
188. January 7 - attack on gas pipeline 9 miles north of Tikrit.
189. January 8 - attack on an oil pipeline running from northern
fields to Bayji in the Safra area, 43 miles southwest of Kirkuk.
Two guard posts for an oil protection force were also blown
up around the area and one guard was wounded.
190. January 8 - attack on a gas pipeline in the Fatha area
191. January 11 - 2:00am rocket attack on a gas pipeline that
runs to Bayji near the Fatha production station.
192. January 11 - 6:30am attack on an oil pipeline that runs
to Bayji in the Zegheitoun area, 35 miles southwest of Kirkuk.
The pipeline had just been brought online on January 9th.
193. January 13 - 10:30pm attack on oil pipeline near Fatha.
194. January 14 - improvised explosive device detonated after
midnight damaging an oil pipeline near Bayji and sparking a
195. January 14 - attack on a pipeline linking Kirkuk and the
Daura refinery, near Samarra.
196. January 14 - rocket attack on pipeline complex near Fatha
sparked large blaze.
197. January 17 - a bomb blew off a section of a pipeline in
198. January 21 - 07:00am attack on pipeline in the al-Tharthar
region 12 miles south of Samarra interrupted the flow of oil
to the Bayji refinery.
199. February 2 - attack on oil pipeline connecting Bayji refinery
to Daura refinery. The attack took place near Samarra.
200. Fabruary 5 - attack on a cluster of eight pipelines west
of Samarra connecting the Bayji and Daura refineries.
201. February 6 - attack on pipeline carrying crude oil from
Kirkuk to Bayji.
202. February 9 - attack on a gas pipeline before dawn in Fatha,
about 15 miles north of Bayji.
203. February 9 - rocket attack on a pipeline linking Kirkuk
204. February 13 - 10:00pm attack on oil pipeline at the al-Dibbis
oil field 31 miles north of Kirkuk.
205. February 14 - another attack on oil pipeline at al-Dibbis.
206. February 16 - attack on pipeline carrying crude from Kirkuk
to Bayji near Fatha.
207. February 16 - attack on pipeline carrying crude from Kirkuk
to Daura refinery.
208. February 16 - another attack on pipeline near Fatha.
209. February 16 - attack on pipeline in the Bajwan area, northwest
210. February 16 - gunmen killed Colonel Ibrahim Ahmed in charge
of pipeline security. The killing took place at Ajeel west of
211. February 25 - late night attack on a pipeline connecting
the Dibbis oil fields with Kirkuk.
212. March 2 - 10pm attack on gas pipeline to Bayji near Al-Safra
30 miles west of Kirkuk caused the shutdown of two of the Bayji
power station's four turbines.
213. March 3 - attack on a gas pipeline that links Kirkuk to
214. March 7 - attack on pipeline near Samarra, 60 miles northwest
215. March 8 - 1pm attack on oil pipeline feeding Al-Daura refinery
near Jorf al-Sakhr, 35 miles south of Baghdad.
216. March 9 - attack on oil pipeline feeding the Daura refinery
in Jorf al-Sakhr, 46 miles south of Baghdad.
217. March 12 - attack on oil pipeline connecting Bayji and
Daura in Al-Tharthar, near Samarra.
218. March 12 - Rocket-propelled grenades were launched at a
pipeline running from Kirkuk to Daura.
219. March 15 - attack on oil pipeline in Fatha which carries
crude from Kirkuk to Bayji.
220. March 25 - attack on oil pipeline which connects Iraq northern
oilfields with the Daura refinery.
221. March 27 - 9:00am attack on oil pipeline which carries
crude from Kirkuk to Bayji. Repairs on the line had just been
completed the day before.
222. April 4 - attack on pipeline running through the Riyad
area near Bayji.
223. April 13 - bomb on oil pipeline near Kirkuk killed an Iraqi
oil security chief and eight of his men, who were in the process
of defusing another explosive device, and sparked a fire on
224. April 17 - attack near Fatha on oil pipeline from Kirkuk
to the Bayji refinery.
225. April 18 - twin blasts at an internal oil pipeline near
226. April 25 - insurgents blew up pumps used for domestic supplies
near Bay Hassam, 19 miles west of Kirkuk.
227. May 4 - attack on an oil pipeline that links northern Kirkuk
oil fields to Baghdad. The attack took place near Balad.
228. May 10 - attack on an oil pipeline complex near Kirkuk.
229. May 11 - a mortar round struck the Iraqi Oil Ministry complex
230. May 11 - three bombs were planted on different parts of
the oil pipeline in Kirkuk's Dibiz district. Two of the three
exploded, heavily damaging the pipeline.
231. May 11 - attack on an oil pipeline near Bayji.
232. May 11 - a bomb exploded at Iraq’s largest fertilizer
plant in Basra, killing one person and wounding 23. The blast
set fire to a gas pipeline.
233. May 11 - a bomb was planted near the oil ministry in central
234. May 12 - an insurgent blew himself up as he tried to sabotage
an oil pipeline near Kirkuk.
235. May 13 - attack on the Athana pumping station that feeds
the northern pipeline.
236. May 27 - attack on pipeline in the western outskirts of
237. June 3 - 8 a.m. attack on pipeline between Kirkuk and the
Dibis refinery, about 30 miles west.
238. June 8 - saboteurs blew up a main oil pipeline near Kirkuk.
239. June 8 - saboteurs opened connections between two pipelines
near the Bayji refinery causing oil spill.
240. June 9 - 8:00 p.m. saboteurs blew up a major oil pipeline
five miles east of the Bayji refinery.
241. June 15 - insurgents blew up a pipeline near Baghdad that
transports crude oil between Bayji and Daura.
242. June 23 - attack on pipeline carrying crude from Kirkuk
to Bayji, near al-Fathah.
243. June 25 - attack on oil pipleline leading from Kirkuk to
244. June 24 - pipeline linking the southern fields around Basra
to Daura. The attack took place near Yusifiyah.
245. June 28 - attack on pipeline in southwestern Baghdad.
246. June 29 - attack on a natural gas pipeline linking storage
facilities in Yousfiyah, south of Baghdad, to a plant in Baghdad.
247. July 3 - attack on a key feeder pipeline that leads to
the Daura refinery.
248. July 8 - mortar attack on the Daura oil refinery hit a
pipeline attached to one of the reservoirs.
249. July 20 - attack on an oil pipeline that connects Bayji
250. July 20 - 6:00 a.m. a roadside bomb exploded under the
pipeline that goes from Kirkuk to the Daura refinery.
251. July 20 - late night attack on oil pipeline between Mahmoudiyeh
and Latifiyehin in southern Iraq.
252. July 21 - insurgents incinerated an oil pipeline west of
253. July 26 - two Iraqi security personnel were killed and
three wounded by mortar fire near Bayji while guarding an oil
254. July 28 - a bomb hit an oil pipeline conecting Bayji and
Kirkuk. A gas pipeline that supplies Bayji power station was
also damaged during the attack.
255. July 28 - a bomb on a railway line hit a train carrying
oil products near Baghdad, causing a huge fire.
256. August 3 - an explosion damaged a pipeline used for shipping
fuel to a Baghdad power plant north of the capital.
257. August 4 - 5:00a.m. three explosions set ablaze a pipeline
Source: United Nations