NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Whiting Petroleum (WLL) - Get Report  shares are getting pressured, down 1.36% to $6.53 on Monday, as oil futures plunged on an announcement from Iraq's oil ministry. 

Crude oil (WTI) is diving 5.28% to $30.49 per barrel and Brent crude is tumbling 4.44% to $30.75 per barrel, according to the index.

Iraq's oil ministry said today that oil production reached a record high in December, concerning investors amid a heavily over-saturated market, according to Reuters

Its field in the central and southern region pumped as much as 4.13 million barrels a day.

"The news that Iraq has probably hit another record builds on the oversupply sentiment," said Hans van Cleef, senior energy economist at ABN AmroReuters reports. 

Separately, TheStreet ratings currently has a Sell rating on the stock with a letter grade of D. 

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This is driven by multiple weaknesses, which can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in earnings per share, deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

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