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China Is The Number One Buyer Of Iraqi Oil. Last Year, The China National Petroleum Corporation, Or CNPC, Produced 299 Million Barrels From Iraq, Almost One-Third Of Its Overseas Output. The Sectarian Battle That Is Now Tearing Through Iraq Moved To That Country's Largest Oil Field On Tuesday. The Beiji Refinery Provides Fuel For Domestic Consumption In Iraq And Reports Say Any Lengthy Outage There Risks Long Lines At The Gas Pump And Electricity Shortages. But If Other Oil Fields Are Attacked, What Would That Mean For China? Daybreak Asia's Ira Mellman Spoke With Holly Morrow A Fellow Of The Geopolitics Of Energy At The Belfer Center For Science And International Affatrs At The Harvard Kennedy School Of Government About The Situation As It Affects China.

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