The rehabilitation of a pipeline from northern Iraq could be in the cards for global oil companies, Iraq’s oil minister said at talks with a Russian company. Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi met in Baghdad with the regional director of Russian oil company Rosneft to discuss opportunities in the Iraqi energy sector, including efforts to overhaul a pipeline running north from Kirkuk to the Turkish port city of Ceyhan. “Luaibi said that the ministry of oil ‘through its keenness to raise the outcome’ is ready to restart the pumping of crude oil through Kirkuk- Ceyhan pipeline by the agreement with Kurdistan,” a ministry statement read. “He also said the ministry of oil does not object if Rosneft wants to expand its work to include all the fields of Kirkuk, after the coordination with BP.” The minister in January visited the oil fields of Kirkuk with […]