Baghdad reviews options to export oil north through Turkey

11 Oct 2017   Iraq

After the liberation of Mosul, the Iraqi government said it was keen on getting oil out of the region to a Turkish sea port File photo by Ali Bayaty/UPI Oct. 10 (UPI) — An oil company working in the north of Iraq is called on to overhaul an export pipeline that runs from Kirkuk to a Turkish port, the government in Baghdad said. A spokesman for the Iraqi Oil Ministry, Asim Jihad, said Tuesday the ministry called on the North Oil Co. to “speed up the implementation of the project to rehabilitate the oil pipeline network of crude oil after the victories achieved by our security forces.” Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in late August that Nineveh province and its capital, Mosul, were liberated from the Islamic State , also known as ISIL, ISIS, and Daesh. That led the federal government to start a reconstruction campaign in the […]

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