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New Pipeline to Export Kirkuk Oil via Ceyhan

By John Lee. Iraq's Oil Ministry has announced that it will build a new pipeline from Baiji to Fishkabur, enabling Kirkuk oil to be exported again from Turkey's Ceyhan port (pictured). Kirkuk’s oil was previously being exported via the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) pipeline to Ceyhan, but this has been on hold since Baghdad took […]

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Ceyhan (BOTAS picture 70)

Baghdad Cancels Ceyhan Oil Schedule

By John Lee. According to a report from Platts, 9 of the 14 tankers intending to load oil from Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) at the Turkish port of Ceyhan in June, have had their orders cancelled and have left the area. The remaining five are also cancelled but are still waiting, as they […]

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Ceyhan (BOTAS picture 75)

Ceyhan Tanker Cancellations Increase

By John Lee. Oil firms expecting to load Kirkuk crude at the Turkish port of Ceyhan have had to cancel tankers, as the Kurdistan Regional Government ramps up independent oil sales at the expense of sales through the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO). According to a report from Reuters, tanker cancellations included Eni’s Seanostrum, Socar’s […]

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Ceyhan: Some Oil Cargoes Cancelled

By Simon Kent. Sources at Ceyhan have told Reuters that there is insufficient oil in the Iraqi State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) tanks at the port to fill planned cargoes. Both BP and Spain's Cepsa have cancelled shipments, and no oil has gone to SOMO storage for the past ten days. According to sources, this […]

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Oil Exports via Ceyhan hit 420,000 bpd

By John Lee. Exports of Kurdish and Kirkuk oil through the Turkish port of Ceyhan have reportedly risen to 420,000 bpd. According to BasNews, this is up from 270,000 bpd in March. 2.5 million bpd were exported through Basra, giving a total of 2.92 million bpd, down from the March record of 2.98 million bpd. […]

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Crude Oil Flow to Ceyhan Halted

By John Lee. Pumping of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan to the port of Ceyhan in Turkey has reportedly been halted since Monday. An official at Turkey's state pipeline operator Botas said told Reuters that there had been a theft on the pipeline and that repairs would take around one to two days. (Source: Reuters)

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Yildiz: Oil Still in Storage at Ceyhan

By John Lee. Turkish energy minister Taner Yildiz (pictured) has hinted that his country will not sell oil from the port of Ceyhan until there has been an agreement between Baghdad and Erbil. Minister Yildiz noted that the Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation (TPAO) does not currently need to move the Iraqi oil in storage, although the […]

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Turkey: Oil at Ceyhan Ready for Market

By John Lee. Turkish energy minister Taner Yildiz (pictured) has announced that Turkey is ready to market oil from the Kurdish region, currently stored at the port of Ceyhan. Beginning May 2nd, Turkey will market some 1.5 million barrels of oil from storage tanks (which are nearing full capacity) and minister Yildiz said this would […]

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Kirkuk-Ceyhan Pipeline Repair Causes Delay

By John Lee. On 20th March, 2014, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani announced a KRG goodwill initiative to make a contribution to Iraq oil export to give the ongoing negotiations with Baghdad the maximum chance of success. The Prime Minister stated that the contribution to oil export from the KRG would be 100,000 barrels per day, […]

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Exports via Ceyhan Halted for 3 Wks

By John Lee. Pumping along the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline has reportedly been halted since the beginning of March due to sabotage, and it is unclear when exports can re-start. Oil volume through the pipeline dropped almost a quarter in January (compared to January 2013), having already fallen by 37 percent in 2013 compared to 2012, according […]

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KRG Confirms Oil Export through Ceyhan

The KRG Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) gives public notice of the commencement of the sale of its first shipment of crude oil exported via Kurdistan Region’s new pipeline through Turkey to the Port of Ceyhan (pictured). MNR anticipates the sale of the first parcel of two million barrels of exported crude oil to occur […]

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Explosions Shut Down Ceyhan Pipeline

Bomb attacks in northern Iraq have damaged part of the pipeline leading to the Turkish port of Ceyhan (pictured), according to a report from Associated Press. Three bombs exploded next to the pipeline on Wednesday night in a deserted area south of Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad. AP's sources said that technical teams […]

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