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Iraq May Reopen the Yanbu Pipeline

By Simon Kent. Following the news earlier this month that Saudi Arabia is reopening their embassy in Baghdad, an un-named official in Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has suggested there may be a plan to reopen the Yanbu pipeline from Iraq to Saudi Arabia. Speaking to Baghdad paper Al Sabah, the official said that Iraq was […]

MP Accuses Saudi Over Oil Pipeline

By John Lee. An MP and member of the Parliamentary Oil and Energy Committee has hit out at Saudi Arabia for its “hostile policy” towards Iraq. Udai Awad, of the Ahrar bloc within the Sadrist Trend, told AIN: “The reason for the dispute with Saudi Arabia is the attempt by KSA [Kingdom of Saudi Arabia] […]

Iraq Approves Hormuz Oil Exports Contingency Plan

In an attempt to deal with any potential crisis should Iran close the Strait of Hormuz, Iraq has approved a plan to expand its oil export routes by adding capacity from its northern fields and building a pipeline to ship oil from southern oilfields to the Turkish port of Ceyhan (pictured), according to Reuters. “Short […]

Iraq Reviews Oil Pipeline to Saudi Arabia

Among the options being considered by Iraqi lawmakers to reduce dependence on the Strait of Hormuz, is the reopening an oil pipeline to Saudi Arabia that’s been closed since the Gulf War in the 1990s. Currently, most of Iraq’s oil exports are shipped by tanker from Basra through the Strait of Hormuz, but Iran has […]