Repairs Continue on Kirkuk-Ceyhan Pipeline

Turkish security sources said the flow of oil on Iraq’s pipeline to the Turkish port of Ceyhan was still halted on Sunday night after a bomb blast blamed on suspected Kurdish separatist rebels the previous evening, according to a report from Reuters.

AFP reports that a blast late Saturday ripped through a section of the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline near Midyat, in Mardin province, causing a fire. The blaze was put out early Sunday.

A crew from state-run pipeline operator BOTAS was still trying to fix the damage and the flow of oil from Iraq’s northern oilfields around Kirkuk may resume on Monday, the sources said.

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