Baghdad warns Erbil not to Shut Down Kirkuk Oil

By John Lee.

Iraq is reportedly considering using security forces to prevent Kurdistan from blocking oil output from Kirkuk.

A spokesman for the North Oil Company (NOC) told Reuters that Kurdish officials indicated that they would shut down production at the Kirkuk oilfield, ostensibly for security reasons, but as a means of putting pressure on Baghdad.

Kirkuk produces around 200,000 barrels per day, out of total Kurdish production of over 600,000 bpd.

More from Reuters here.

(Source: Reuters)

One Response to Baghdad warns Erbil not to Shut Down Kirkuk Oil

  1. Naim Yassin October 17, 2017 at 12:48 pm #

    Everybody can see that there was under table agreement between Iran and KDP lead by Qasim Sulimany

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