Blast stops Iraq oil flow to Turkey

Blast stops Iraq oil flow to Turkey
Tue Aug 13, 2013 14:17:22

A bomb attack has halted oil flow through the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline linking Iraq to Turkey.

The stoppage of oil flow from Iraq to Turkey started at around 0230 GMT Tuesday.

The pipeline has been repeatedly attacked by militants and has also suffered technical problems, Iraqi oil officials said.

Kirkuk’s exports sank to around 180,000 barrels per day last month versus 193,000 bpd in June. Apart from sabotage, northern exports are also lower due to the continued suspension of flows from Kurdistan region.


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