Rough weather halts Basra oil exports
Baghdad, June 10, 2013
Rough weather completely halted crude exports from Iraq's southern Basra terminals on Monday, a shipping source said.
"Loading operations at Basra ports were completely halted due to high winds," the source told Reuters.
Exports are usually between 2.1 million to 2.2 million barrels per day (bpd) from Basra.
Oil exports had already fallen to 864,000 bpd on Saturday and 816,000 bpd on Sunday as strong winds stopped ships from leaving the Gulf, slowing loading operations. – Reuters