Kurdistan Region of Iraq resumes export to Turkey

pipeline-KRIThe pipeline began operation at the start of this year. (Image source: Kevin Abbott/sxc.hu)Crude oil flow from Kurdistan Region of Iraq’s pipeline to Turkey has resumed after the completion of upgrade work

“The system has been tested and approved. The flow has resumed, pumping at a rate of 200,000 bpd,” an unnamed source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

The pipeline, which first began operating at the start of 2014, allows the autonomous region to independently pump and export oil, carrying crude from Taq Taq field to Turkey’s Mediterranean export outlet of Ceyhan.

So far, 7.8mn barrels of KRI’s oil have flowed through the independent pipeline, of which 6.5mn have been loaded onto tankers for export.

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