A fire at Total SA oil field caused production to grind to a halt on Thursday.The halt would mean a loss of 60,000 barrels a day.
The blaze began before dawn and was still burning, Total's local office said in a statement. The cause of the fire was unknown. Company officials said investigators so far had found a suspicious boat, its hull and body completely burned, near the oil field.
The Americans came to realise that they would have to either leave the region or weaken their presence there. It is Russia that is filling the vacuum now