Basra

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Bas·ra

 (bäs′rə, bŭs′-)
A city of southeast Iraq on the Shatt al Arab near the Persian Gulf. A historic port, it was heavily damaged during the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), the Gulf War, and the Iraq War.

Basra

(ˈbæzrə) or

Basrah

;

Busra

(ˈbʌsrə) or

Busrah

n
(Placename) a port in SE Iraq, on the Shatt-al-Arab. Pop: 1 187 000 (2005 est)

Bas•ra

(ˈbʌs rə, ˈbɑs rɑ)

also Busra



n.
a port in SE Iraq, N of the Persian Gulf. 616,700.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Basra - the second largest city in Iraq; an oil port in southern Iraq
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
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In 2017, DME hosted several auctions, totaling more than 25 million barrels of different crude oil grades; including Oman Blend, Basrah Light, Basrah Heavy, and Malaysian Kimanis.
This included the first cargo of Basrah Heavy crude sold via DME Auctions.
This was attributed to around 175,000 b/d lower production from Kirkuk, because of an ongoing dispute between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), in addition to poor weather at Basrah port and occasional field maintenance.
BP has been taking both Iraq's Basrah Light and Basrah Heavy crude grades produced at its southern fields, Townshend said.
In March 1984, the CIA reported that Iraq had "begun using nerve agents on the Al Basrah front and likely will be able to employ it in militarily significant quantities by late this fall.
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