Iraq, a new oil pipeline from Kirkuk to the port of Ceyhan

Iraq, a new oil pipeline from Kirkuk to the port of Ceyhan

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The statement comes from Iraqi Ministry of Oil and adds that the new pipeline will stretch up to the Fish-Khabur border

Iraq has announced it plans to build a new pipeline that will transport oil from the Kirkuk oilfields to the port of Ceyhan in Turkey. According to the statement released by Iraq's Ministry of Oil, the new pipeline, due to replace an old and severely damaged section of the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline, will start from the nearby city of Baiji and extend up to the Fish-Khabur border area with Turkey. Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi has asked the ministry to prepare to invite companies interested in building the new pipeline project. Plans for the oil pipeline are being resumed after the recovery of exports following a suspension due to planned maintenance works and in view of the growth of oil flows in recent days, but which, at 270 thousand barrels per day between November 22 and 23, are still well below the levels prior to the independence referendum.