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Iraq could export more crude from its southern al-Basra Oil Terminal if there was development onshore of key infrastructure, terminal manager Shukour Taha says.

AL-BASRA OIL TERMINAL, IRAQ - Iraq could export more crude from its southern al-Basra Oil Terminal if there was development onshore of key infrastructure, terminal manager Shukour Taha says. He insists the massive planned increase in exports will be able to reach market through the oil platform he is in charge of.

"Any time, anyhow, any minute you will see the workers and manager and the South Oil Company loading the oil," said Taha, in an interview in his oil platform office, painted a sky blue that's in contrast to the damp and drab colors of the rest of the platform and the dirty water 40 feet below it.

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