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Iraq-Turkey pipeline 'unusable' due to attacks

  • A man looks on as oil leaks into the Tigris River while smoke rises in Tikrit, north of Baghdad, April 17, 2014. A rusting pipeline that runs from the Kirkuk oilfields to the Baiji refinery in Salahuddin province leaked a large amount of oil into the Tigris River, according to a Northern Oil Company official who asked not be named. The spill stirred panic after someone set the oil ablaze, sending huge clouds of smoke into the provincial capital Tikrit, according to city residents. Ambulances eva

ANKARA: An oil pipeline carrying crude from Iraq's Kirkuk oil fields to Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan is unusable because of persistent militant attacks, Turkey's energy minister said on Monday.

"Of course this is a loss for Iraq," Taner Yildiz told reporters, referring to the Baghdad-controlled pipeline, which has been pumping way below its 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) of capacity.

 
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