Turkey Increases Sales of Refined Oil to Iraq

By John Lee.

The Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz (pictured) said on Friday that Turkey is to sell an additional 4,000 tons/day of refined oil to Iraq in an attempt to ease the shortages caused by the current unrest, and in particular by disruption to production at Baiji [Bayji] oil refinery.

He told reporters Turkey would transfer the additional oil via the Habur border crossing into the Kurdish autonomous area of northern Iraq, which must first be upgraded to take the extra traffic.

Turkey currently sells 9,000 tons of refined oil daily to Iraq, much of it produced from Iraqi crude.

(Source: Anadolu)

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