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Iraq: Oil exports resume via Kurdistan

The federal government has reached an agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to resume oil exports from Kirkuk via pipeline to the Turkish port of Ceyhan. Exports will run initially at 50,000-100,000 b/d, but could in time rise to more than 200,000 b/d. Exports had been halted since October 2017 when Baghdad took control of the Kirkuk area, following the Kurdish independence referendum.

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