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Iraqi Crude Oil Flowing Through Turkey


http://gdb.rferl.org/DB8380CB-FDB2-4E8E-8228-7106DD8AF5DF_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/DB8380CB-FDB2-4E8E-8228-7106DD8AF5DF_mw800_mh600.jpg Workers repairing the Kirkuk-Turkey pipeline (file photo) (AFP) September 4, 2007 -- Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani today said that crude oil began to flow from the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk to a Turkish export terminal last week.


Al-Shahristani said Iraq is "pumping between 300,000 and 400,000 barrels a day of Kirkuk crude to the Turkish export terminal of Ceyhan."


The pipeline has been mostly closed due to constant sabotage since the U.S.-led invasion.


Iraq has also agreed with Syria to repair and subsequently reopen another key pipeline, an 880-kilometer link connecting Kirkuk and the Syrian port of Baniyas.


(AP)

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