"No Plans" for Egypt-Iraq Pipeline

The Iraqi embassy in Cairo says there are "no further plans" regarding an oil pipeline from Iraq to Egypt, but confirmed that Iraq's State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP) signed an agreement for the export of oil to Egypt.

"There is currently an agreement between us, but we haven’t yet received any official communications from Baghdad regarding their plans ... There is already an oil pipeline from Iraq to Amman in Jordan, but the embassy hasn’t received any additional news regarding this issue."

A technical delegation from the Iraqi Oil Ministry arrived on Saturday in Cairo and is currently in talks with the Egyptian government to supply the latter with 4m barrels of crude oil.

Al Bawaba reports that last month Egypt signed an agreement with Iraq to construct crude oil pipelines passing through Jordan between the two countries in order to start refining oil in Egypt into products such as diesel, gasoline and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

(Source: Al Bawaba)

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