Iraq Plans New Pipeline to Ship Kirkuk Oil to Turkey

Published November 26th, 2017 - 02:42 GMT
Iraq said on Sunday it plans to build a new pipeline that will ship oil from Kirkuk's oilfields to the Ceyhan port in Turkey. (File photo)
Iraq said on Sunday it plans to build a new pipeline that will ship oil from Kirkuk's oilfields to the Ceyhan port in Turkey. (File photo)

Iraq plans to build a new pipeline that will ship oil from Kirkuk's oilfields to the Ceyhan port in Turkey, the Iraqi oil ministry said on Sunday.

The new pipeline will replace an old and severely damaged section of the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline. It will start from the nearby city of Baiji city and span until the Fish-Khabur border area with Turkey, the ministry said in a statement.

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The territory in which the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline ran was taken by Islamic State militants in 2014 and subsequently recaptured by US-backed Iraqi forces over the past two years.


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