When Will Kirkuk-Ceyhan Pipeline Re-Open?

By John Lee.

Estimates vary as to when oil will flow again through the pipeline that runs from Kirkuk to the Turkish port of Ceyhan (pictured), following the attack that halted exports on Sunday.

Dow Jones quotes a shipping agent as saying on Wednesday that pumping is not expected to resume until he weekend.

Reuters, on the other hand, says it’s sources expect oil to flow by Wednesday evening.

Iraq was pumping around 360,000 barrels a day before the PKK attacked the pipeline in Turkey’s Mardin province, near the Turkish border with Syria.

(Sources: Dow Jones, Reuters)

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