Iraqi Kurdistan has shipped over 8 million barrels of oil from the Turkish port of Ceyhan since May, sources and energy officials said, as the autonomous region employs new tactics to establish independent oil sales in defiance of Baghdad.
Crude oil flows through the Iraq-Turkey pipeline, known as Kirkuk-Ceyhan, stopped on July 21 due to a leak, a regional shipping source said.
The pipeline delivers Iraq's medium sour Kirkuk grade to the Turkish port of Ceyhan o
The flow of Iraqi crude from the northern Kirkuk fields to the Mediterranean port of Ceyhan has stopped due to an electrical problem on a part of the pipeline inside Turkey, shipping agents said on Monday.
Pumping stopped late on Sunday, o
The flow of oil through the pipeline from Iraq's Kirkuk oilfields to the Turkish port of Ceyhan was halted on Saturday morning, and repairs could last up to 72 hours, sources at Iraq's North Oil Company said.
'We do not so far
Iraq has agreed with Turkey to renew an accord to operate an oil pipeline from Kirkuk to the Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, a senior Iraqi oil official said on Wednesday.
Both sides are expected to sign an agreement soon, Iraq's deputy