FILE - In this June 22, 2008 file photo, Iraqi police officers protecting oil installations secure an oil pipeline from the Rumailah refinery, north of Basra, Iraq. A senior Iraqi official on Wednesday said his country expects to ramp up oil production to 4.5 million barrels per day by the end of next year from around 3.5 million barrels now, thanks to work by a handful of international oil companies developing the country's prized oil and gas fields. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani, File)

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FILE - In this June 22, 2008 file photo, Iraqi police officers protecting oil installations secure an oil pipeline from the Rumailah refinery, north of Basra, Iraq. A senior Iraqi official on Wednesday said his country expects to ramp up oil production to 4.5 million barrels per day by the end of next year from around 3.5 million barrels now, thanks to work by a handful of international oil companies developing the country's prized oil and gas fields. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani, File)
FILE - In this June 22, 2008 file photo, Iraqi police officers protecting oil installations secure an oil pipeline from the Rumailah refinery, north of Basra, Iraq. A senior Iraqi official on Wednesday said his country expects to ramp up oil production to 4.5 million barrels per day by the end of next year from around 3.5 million barrels now, thanks to work by a handful of international oil companies developing the country's prized oil and gas fields. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani, File)
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