Iraq’s southern Nassiriya oilfield operations have been resumed on December 30, 2019, but it will take up to two days for output to be fully restored, according to Reuters.

The oilfield, which produces 80,000-85,000 barrels of oil per day, was breached by protesters on December 28 and forced employees to cut off electricity from its control station, taking it offline.

The oil ministry said that this incident did not affect Iraq’s exports, adding it would use additional output from southern oilfields in Basra to make up for the missing shipments.