Iraq And Turkey Oil Pumping Resumed

August 6, 2013

Shafaq News reports regional shipping sources saying that pumping of crude oil through Kirkuk Ceyhan pipeline has been resumed after the completion of repair work after a bomb attack this week.

The attack took place on last week near Mosul city (about 402 kilometers north of Baghdad) which stopped all supplies through the pipeline linking Iraq and Turkey.

Officials in Iraq's North Oil Company said that a bomb attack on Sunday stopped oil pumping through Iraqi pipeline from Kirkuk's oil fields to the Turkish port of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean.

Since 21 of June, the pipeline didn't work but for a few days due to a leakage as it is often exposed to attacks by militants linked to al Qaeda. Stop of supplies across the line caused a decline in the country's exports over the past two months.

Source: Steel Guru, 2013.