Chevron said Monday it has evacuated all expatriate oil workers from Iraq, following last week's Trump airstrike in Baghdad that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
Chevron, which is the number 2 U.S. oil company, said in a statement that as a "precautionary measure" all non-Iraqi employees and contractors have departed the company's one and only site in the Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq "for the time being."
"The safety of our people and facilities is Chevron's top priority globally," a Chevron spokeswoman told CNN Business, which has more on the development.
As this 2017 article notes, Russian state-sponsored Rosneft has also been quite active in the Kurdistan Region in the last 4 or so years, and its investment in natural gas pipelines in the region continues.
When US companies leave, will Rosneft take over?
More about Chevron's history of operations in Iraq on the Chevron website.
A court in Moscow today issued fines of 4 million rubles each against Twitter and Facebook for the social media companies’ refusal to store data about Russian citizens inside Russia.
The Department of Justice on Thursday announced a 16-count superseding indictment against the Chinese technology company Huawei and its CFO Meng Wanzhou. Among the charges: racketeering and conspiracy to steal intellectual property.
WTF is even going on anymore.
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