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New Iraqi pipeline planned to send Kirkuk oil to Turkey

November 26, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Iraqi security forces deploy military equipment after taking control of Altun Kopru village of Kirkuk, Iraq on 20 October 2017 [Ali Mukarrem Garip/Anadolu Agency]

Iraq is planning to build a new pipeline to export oil from its Kirkuk province to Turkey’s port of Ceyhan in the southern Adana province, an Iraqi Oil Ministry spokesman said today.

In a statement, Asim Cihad said, “Jabbar Ali Hussein Al-Luiebi, the minister of oil, has ordered the related authorities to start initial preparations for construction of a new pipeline from the city of Baiji [in the Saladin province, near Kirkuk] reaching to the Fish-Khabur border crossing with Turkey.”

Cihad said the new pipeline would serve to replace an old pipeline which suffered severe damaged in terror attacks.

Companies interested in building the new pipeline will be invited to the ministry, he said.

Unidentified attackers on several occasions blew up the strategic Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline in Iraq’s northern Kirkuk province.

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