The entrance to Nassiriya Oil refinery was blocked in the midst of widespread anti-government protesters attempting to stop operations causing widespread fuel shortages in the Dhi Qar province. Nassiriya Refinery has a 30,000 barrel capacity per day (bpd); recently production has been 15,000-20,000 bpd.
The Al-Shanafiyah oil refinery also closed due to the growing protests which is located south of the province of Diwaniya. The source said that hundreds of protesters prevented oil trucks from entering or exiting the facility.
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