Basra Oil to be Exported via Turkey?

By John Lee.

Turkey's Energy Minister, Taner Yildiz, said the ministry has started technical work with Iraq's central government on shipping crude oil from Basra, in southern Iraq, via the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline to Turkey's Mediterranean coast, according to Reuters.

The announcement came days after the KRG said it might sell natural gas directly to Turkey within two years, a move that could put pressure on Iraqi-Turkish relations.

No further details on the plans were immediately available.

(Source: Reuters)

(Picture: Turkey's Ceyhan Terminal)

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