By John Lee.
A spokesman for Iraq's Ministry of Oil has said that Iraq is looking for international companies to build a pipeline from Haditha to the Jordanian port of Aqaba.
Assem Jihad told NINA:
"Iraq signed an agreement with Jordan to extend a pipeline to transport oil through Haditha in Anbar to the Jordanian port of Aqaba and then to Egypt and North Africa, but the poor security situation in the western region of Anbar hindered the project and disrupted the Jordanian-Iraqi agreement. "
The agreement involves a 1,700-km pipeline at an estimated cost of $18 billion (21 trillion Iraqi dinars).
(Pipeline image via Shutterstock)