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Turkey Thwarts Bomb Attack on KRG’s Oil Pipeline

By John Lee. The Tukish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has said its security forces defused a bomb on Saturday on the oil pipelines between Iraqi Kurdistan and Ceyhan port in Turkey. The ministry claimed that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was behind the attempted attack. (Source: BasNews) (Sabotage image via Shutterstock)

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Southern Exports Remain High

By Simon Kent. Iraq’s southern oil exports remained close to their recent record of 3.37 million bpd, which was hit in November, Reuters reports. Possibly lessened by several days of maintenance work at the Single Point Moorings at the Basra terminals, the figures for December were slightly lower, at 3.27 million bpd. This closes a good year […]

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Gulf Keystone Announce Shaikan Milestone

By Simon Kent. Gulf Keystone have announced that the Shaikan field in the Kurdish region of Iraq (KRI) has now exceeded 15 million barrels of commercial production. According to the company, this amounts to a daily average production in excess of 40,000 barrels of oil gross. The oil is trucked to the Turkish border before […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan Pays $75 Million to IOCs

By Simon Kent. The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) has released a statement saying it has put aside $75 million to pay three IOCs, Genel Energy, DNO and Gulf Keystone. The announcement follows payment disruption to the IOCs from the ongoing Baghdad–Erbil revenues and exports dispute. Additionally, the KRG has pledged regular payments, welcome news to the […]

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Baghdad Cancels Ceyhan Oil Schedule

By John Lee. According to a report from Platts, 9 of the 14 tankers intending to load oil from Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) at the Turkish port of Ceyhan in June, have had their orders cancelled and have left the area. The remaining five are also cancelled but are still waiting, as they […]

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Ceyhan Tanker Cancellations Increase

By John Lee. Oil firms expecting to load Kirkuk crude at the Turkish port of Ceyhan have had to cancel tankers, as the Kurdistan Regional Government ramps up independent oil sales at the expense of sales through the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO). According to a report from Reuters, tanker cancellations included Eni’s Seanostrum, Socar’s […]

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Ceyhan: Some Oil Cargoes Cancelled

By Simon Kent. Sources at Ceyhan have told Reuters that there is insufficient oil in the Iraqi State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) tanks at the port to fill planned cargoes. Both BP and Spain’s Cepsa have cancelled shipments, and no oil has gone to SOMO storage for the past ten days. According to sources, this […]

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Oil Exports via Ceyhan hit 420,000 bpd

By John Lee. Exports of Kurdish and Kirkuk oil through the Turkish port of Ceyhan have reportedly risen to 420,000 bpd. According to BasNews, this is up from 270,000 bpd in March. 2.5 million bpd were exported through Basra, giving a total of 2.92 million bpd, down from the March record of 2.98 million bpd. […]

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Turkey Confirms Iraqi Oil Exports Worth $3bn

By John Lee. Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz (pictured) said on Thursday that oil shipments from Iraq via Turkey now amount to 47 million barrels since the beginning of last. He told a news conference that 57 tankers have loaded Iraqi crude at Ceyhan, bringing revenues of $3 billion (3.6 trillion Iraqi dinars). (Source: Reuters)

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Kirkuk Oil Production hits 400,000 bpd

By John Lee. An un-named industry source has told BasNews that oil production in Kirkuk has risen to 400,000 bpd. He said that, to begin with, they were exporting only 150,000 bpd through the Kurdistan Region’s pipeline to Ceyhan Port in Turkey, but later increased this to 300,000 bpd, eventually reaching 400,000 bpd on Monday. […]

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Crude Oil Flow to Ceyhan Halted

By John Lee. Pumping of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan to the port of Ceyhan in Turkey has reportedly been halted since Monday. An official at Turkey’s state pipeline operator Botas said told Reuters that there had been a theft on the pipeline and that repairs would take around one to two days. (Source: Reuters)

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United Kalavyrta Unloads in Israel

By John Lee. The tanker which was blocked for months by a Baghdad legal challenge from unloading its 1 million barrels of Kurdish crude oil in Texas, has reportedly delivered its cargo to Israel. The United Kalavyrta [United Kalavrvta, United Kalvrvta] (pictured) spent several months off the coast of Texas after Baghdad tried to have […]

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