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Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister and Iraq’s Prime Minister Discuss New Pipeline Positioned to Expand Oil Production

Current pipeline carries approximately 1.2 million barrels of oil per day to Ceyhan terminal.

 

A new proposal has been set forth by Fatih Dönmez, Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Minister and the Prime Minister for Iraq, Adil Abdul-Mahdim, Oil Minister, Thamer Ghadhban and Luay al-Khateeb, the Electricity Minister. 

In addition to the discussions regarding the energy needs of Iraq and possible projects in extending the Iraq-Turkey Crude Oil Pipeline, a completely new pipeline that will run alongside the existing Kirkurk-Ceyhan Pipeline has been proposed. 

The proposal outlines a plans to build a pipeline that will be approximately 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) long from Kirkurk to Ceyhan and will not only be available to transport oil from northern Iraq, but from other nearby regions which would greatly benefit from the pipeline. The current pipeline carries approximately 1.2 million of barrels of oil per day through to the Ceyhan Terminal.


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