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Northern Export Pipeline Still Closed

By John Lee. Iraq’s northern Kirkuk-Ceyhan export pipeline has been inoperable since March due to sabotage, while attempts to repair it have been curtailed due to ongoing insurgent activity. Deputy prime minister for energy Hussein al-Shahristani (pictured) explained the urgency of the situation, noting that the area was secure enough to repair the pipeline, but […]

Bomb Shuts Kirkuk-Ceyhan Pipeline

A bomb attack in the northern province of Nineveh halted oil flow through the Iraq-Turkey pipeline, which carries a quarter of Iraq’s crude exports, a spokesman for Iraq’s oil ministry said on Wednesday. Reuters, quoting Oil Ministry spokesman Asim Jihad, reported that the attack occurred on Tuesday night, but oil flow is expected to resume […]

Iraq Considers Arab Gas Pipeline Link

Iraq has discussed with Egypt the issue of linking up to a gas pipeline running from Egypt through other Arab states as a way to export its gas, Reuters has reported. The Arab Gas Pipeline is aimed at supplying customers in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey, and potentially Europe through Egypt. (Source: Reuters)

Concern for Iraq Oil

Iraq’s oil pipelines are decades past their use-by-date. “We are afraid of anything happening to them,” said Deputy Oil Minister Ahmad Shamma, according to Iraq Oil Report. US concerns for the ageing infrastructure were pushed as early as 2008, but now billions of dollars are being invested to create new pipelines to protect Iraqi oil […]

Oil Pipeline Re-Opened from Nasiriya to Kut

The oil pipeline from the south oil reservoirs in Nasiriya to the reservoir at Kut has been re-opened, according to a report from the National Iraqi News Agency. Head of Wassit Provincial Council, Mahmoud Abdul-Ridha Talal, told (NINA): “The re-operation of the oil pipeline carrying oil between the two provinces will solve the serious and […]

Ankara Sides with Baghdad over Kurdish Energy

The new deal between Iraq’s central government and Turkey on the Ceyhan pipeline reportedly blocks the export of oil and gas from Kurdistan without Baghdad’s approval. Both AKnews and Azzaman report that Turkey’s Energy Minister, Taner Yildiz, has agreed not to transport Kurdish oil and gas unless Baghdad agrees. Speaking to AKnews, Ali Hussein Balo, […]

15-Year Ceyhan Pipeline Contract Signed

The Iraqi Oil Minister renewed a contract with Turkey to transport crude oil through the Turkish port of Ceyhan for 15 years, at volumes of more than one million barrels per day (bpd). The deal is expected to strengthen economic relations between Baghdad and Ankara. AKnews reports that Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani said in Baghdad […]

Details of New Iraq/Syria Pipelines

An initial agreement between Iraq and Syria to build a pipeline to the Mediterranean envisions one crude pipeline with a capacity of 1.5 million barrels per day and another with a capacity of 1.25m bpd, an Iraqi government spokesman said yesterday. Ali Al Dabbagh said that the larger of the two pipelines would carry heavier […]

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China/Syria Talks on Refinery for Iraqi Oil

Syria’s Oil Minister Sufian Alao [Sufian Allaw] has met representatives of Chinese companies in Beijing to discuss the long-delayed refinery project that could help save Syria billions of dollars in fuel imports. The refinery could eventually take oil from Iraq, if political differences between Syria and Iraq that have delayed plans to re-activate an oil […]