Iraq to re­open oil pipe­line to Turkey, by­pass­ing one in Kur­dis­tan

Tehran Times - - ENERGY -

Iraq will re­open an old crude oil pipe­line to Turkey which by­passes one op­er­ated by the Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Gov­ern­ment (KRG), the oil min­istry said in a state­ment on Tues­day.

Iraq’s oil min­is­ter, Jabar al-Luaibi, has asked state-owned North Oil Co., the op­er­a­tor of the Kirkuk fields, the State Com­pany for Oil Projects and the state pipe­line com­pany to be­gin the process of restor­ing and re­open­ing the Kirkuk Cey­han pipe­line.

The Kirkuk Cey­han pipe­line crosses ter­ri­tory taken by ISIL mil­i­tants in 2014 and re­cap­tured by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces over the past two years.

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