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Iraqi Oil Flowing Through Turkey

Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani has said that crude oil began to flow from the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk to a Turkish export terminal last week.

Al-Shahristani said Iraq is “pumping between 300,000 and 400,000 barrels a day of Kirkuk crude to the Turkish export terminal of Ceyhan.” The pipeline has been mostly closed due to constant sabotage since the U.S.-led invasion, but has now reopened.

Iraq has also agreed with Syria to repair and subsequently reopen another key pipeline, an 880-kilometer link connecting Kirkuk and the Syrian port of Baniyas.


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