Kurdish Oil Exports "Halve"

By John Lee.

Reuters reports that oil exports from Iraqi Kurdistan have halved to around 100,000 bpd in recent days.

An Iraqi oil official said on Monday that the Kurdistan Regional Government had told Baghdad's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) that exports were reduced because operators were "facing some technical problems that will take some time to address".

An industry source in Erbil confirmed that exports have been reduced to around 100,000 bpd.

Regional sources have said Kurdistan is not getting enough refined oil products to run its power stations under supplies controlled by the central government.

(Source: Reuters)


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