Implanted explosive devices prevent oil-pumping from Iraq to Turkey
A source in the North Oil Company said that the pumping oil from the Kirkuk oilfields to the Turkish port of Ceyhan is still stopped.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "pump oil from the Kirkuk oilfields to Turkey's Ceyhan is still stopped more than two weeks ago due to being subjected to targeting and destruction by planting improvised explosive devices in the Ein al-Jahash and Hadher areas south of the city of Mosul .
He added that targeting the oil line during the four weeks is the worst since 2003, which made a stop that lasts for long period.
He said the maintenance teams continue to work despite the risks to repair the line and it is hoped to be repaired during the next two days .
The source in the North Oil Company said the company is ready to receive the amount of Kurdistan oil to be pumped across the line in the event of Iraqi-Turkish line repaired.
It is mentioned that the Iraq-Turkey line suffered, last year, more than 57 sabotage operations.