Resume pumping oil through the Kirkuk pipeline to Turkey's Ceyhan region

2016/9/16 16:46

[Oan- Baghdad]

I resumed on Friday, the North Oil Company to pump crude oil from the province of Kirkuk by pipeline Kurdistan region to Turkey's Ceyhan port.

Said Farhad Hamza, chief engineer at the North Oil Company through a press statement, "The pumping of Kirkuk oil to the Turkish port of Ceyhan stopped for several days due to a technical failure, but today we can reform holidays and resume pumping oil through the pipeline Kurdistan region line to Turkey."

The export of oil through the Kirkuk pipeline Kurdistan region has stopped a few months ago, through the pipelines of the Kurdistan region to the Turkish port of Ceyhan by 100 to 150,000 barrels per day.

The crude flows from Kirkuk -alta arrive normally to 150 thousand barrels per day and is being exported via the Turkish port of Ceyhan on the average, the sea had been suspended in March and urged Baghdad Kurdistan on a new agreement.

On 19 August last, the North Oil Company resumed export of oil from the Kirkuk fields, after a visit by a delegation from the provincial government to Baghdad.

Prior to this date the region takes crude flows Kirkuk is individually while Sumo has not experienced any export shipment computed from the port of Ceyhan since mid-2015 when it began an independent Kurdistan and Kirkuk crude oil sales.

He declined the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in force in Kirkuk, the decision Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, to resume pumping oil province and exported to the outside through the Kurdistan region of tubes, "attributing the rejection of that" oil revenues source of Kirkuk gonna act dues transparently and fairly in the Kurdistan region. ", Referring to the party's dominance Kurdistan Democratic Party led by the region's president, Massoud Barzani, "a political decision and the distribution of wealth in Kurdistan."

Jalal Talabani's party, has threatened to "shut down the pumping of oil in order not to be forced to take other means available to us for that."