By John Lee.
Iraq generated 6.9 percent more revenue from crude sales in July, compared with the previous month, according to the Oil Ministry.
Bloomberg reports that it earned $7.27 billion from the export of 2.32 million bpd of crude in July, versus $6.8 billion from 2.33 million bpd in June.
66.4 million barrels were exported from Basra and 5.6 million barrels from Kirkuk at an average price of $101 a barrel, up from $97.41 in June.
The government reportedly deployed an additional 2,500 soldiers to protect the pipeline running from Kirkuk to the Turkish port of Ceyhan; that link has been attacked 38 times this year, compared with six times in 2012.