Iraq is pumping about 200,000 barrels a day (b/d) at present, compared with prewar output of about 2.5 million b/d. On 19 May, in a separate interview with Reuters, Ghadhban said that continuing security problems had forced a revision of production targets, with mid-July now the aim for output to reach 1.3 million b/d. ‘In some areas it is getting worse rather than better,’ he said. ‘What we anticipate on production may not be attainable if the security situation makes repairs impossible.’ The situation is worst in the south of the country. The southern Rumailla field is pumping only 80,000 b/d.