Ceyhan Pipeline Interrupted Again

The flow of crude oil from northern Iraq’s Kirkuk oilfields has again been interrupted, according to a report from Dow Jones.

Shipping agents report a technical fault since Sunday on the Turkish part of the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline.

This is the third time the flow has been suspended this month, sometimes due to technical faults and other times blamed on sabotage. A week ago, a leak at a section of the pipeline near the Iraqi city of Mosul suspended the flow for five days.

Reuters-Balkans reports that the problem is electrical, and says that five tankers are waiting to load at Ceyhan.

(Sources: Dow Jones, Reuters-Balkans)

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