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Baghdad "Looks to Take Control of KRG Oil"

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  The Iraqi State Organization for Marketing Oil (SOMO) announced Nov. 2 that it is arranging with Turkey to allow SOMO to sell Iraqi crude from the disputed territories […]

Shaikan Crude to be Exported by Truck

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP), operator of the Shaikan Field in Iraqi Kurdistan, has said the Kurdistan Regional Government's Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is to begin exporting all Shaikan crude production via trucks to Turkey, from the end of February. Subsequently, no Shaikan crude will be injected into the Kirkuk-Ceyhan export pipeline at Fishkhabour, until […]

Baghdad Denies New Oil Export Agreement with Erbil

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has denied that there is any new agreement between Baghdad and Erbil regarding the export of crude oil. In a statement issued on Monday, the ministry confirms that "the last agreement is still active ... [and it] includes the budgets of the last two years in addition to […]

Kirkuk Pipeline hit by 'Technical Defect'

A pipeline pumping around 90,000 bpd from a field near Kirkuk to the Turkish port of Ceyhan (pictured) via Kurdistan reportedly stopped operations on Monday morning due to a "technical defect". North Oil Company (NOC) sources told Reuters on Wednesday that maintenance teams are working to repair the pipeline, which is expected to resume operations within […]

KRG Tightens Grip on Oil with Kirkuk Deal

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government is cementing control over oil produced in the north of the country by agreeing to sell crude pumped in the contested province of Kirkuk, according to a report from Bloomberg Business. Kirkuk Governor Najmuddin Omar Karim (pictured) told Bloomberg that the agreement covers oil produced in Kirkuk, which Kurdish […]

Turkey Thwarts Bomb Attack on KRG’s Oil Pipeline

By John Lee. The Tukish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has said its security forces defused a bomb on Saturday on the oil pipelines between Iraqi Kurdistan and Ceyhan port in Turkey. The ministry claimed that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was behind the attempted attack. (Source: BasNews) (Sabotage image via Shutterstock)

KRG Loses $501m due to Oil Attacks

By John Lee. Sabotage and theft from pipelines has cost the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) an estimated $501 million (584 billion Iraqi dinars) since the start of July, the KRG's Ministry of Natural Resources said in a statement: "Persistent theft and attempted theft from the Iraq-Turkey crude oil pipeline in the southeast of Turkey continues […]

Pipeline Attacks “Cost KRG $250m”

Statement by KRG's Ministry of Natural Resources on attacks on the Kurdistan to Ceyhan oil export pipelines in Turkey Since July 27th, there have been repeated attempted thefts and sabotage attacks on the pipelines that carry crude oil from the Kurdistan Region to Ceyhan (pictured) in Turkey. This has led to an almost complete stoppage […]

Bomb Halts Kirkuk Oil Exports

By John Lee. Turkey's energy ministry has confirmed that the smaller of the two parallel pipelines from Kirkuk to Ceyhan (pictured) was sabotaged early on Wednesday in the district of Cizre in Turkey. Only the 40-inch line was operational at the time of the attack, with the parallel 46-inch line currently idled. Crude oil exports […]

Kirkuk Oil Production hits 400,000 bpd

By John Lee. An un-named industry source has told BasNews that oil production in Kirkuk has risen to 400,000 bpd. He said that, to begin with, they were exporting only 150,000 bpd through the Kurdistan Region’s pipeline to Ceyhan Port in Turkey, but later increased this to 300,000 bpd, eventually reaching 400,000 bpd on Monday. […]

KRG Oil "to Restart in Coming Days"

By John Lee. Turkish officials have announced that the flow of crude oil to the port of Ceyhan (pictured) will be resumed in the coming days, after oil tankers at the port are loaded. The flow was stopped last week when the port reached its storage capacity. According to Daily Sabah, the total storage capacity […]

Iraq Oil Exports Up for April

By John Lee. Iraq's oil exports were up to 2.5 million bpd for April, an increase on March's exports of 2.4 million bpd, despite the inactivity of the major northern Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline, which has been inoperable due to insurgent sabotage. A statement from the ministry of oil said that April's total of 75 million barrels […]