Iraq's oil exports rise via northern, southern pipelines

Iraq has begun to increase its potential to export crude oil, with the long-awaited delivery of oil now under way via the country's northern pipeline system along with new and expanded transport facilities serving the country's southern fields.Iraq's northern export pipeline system, which extends from the fields at Kirkuk to the Turkish port of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean, began pumping Mar. 1 some 300,000 b/d of oil, vs. the 900,000 b/d it transported last March before the outbreak of the US-led war.It's the first time the pipeline has been active since last year due to repeated acts of sabotage, which limited Iraq's oil export capacity to about 1.6 million b/d, all o...

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