Baghdad halts Kirkuk oil exports to Turkey

Days after the federal North Oil Company restarted exports through the KRG-controlled pipeline, the Oil Ministry ordered a stop.
Baghdad halts Kirkuk oil exports to Turkey
The Jabal Bor production and gas oil separation stations of Kirkuk's Baba Dome on March 10, 2016. (KAMARAN AL-NAJAR/Iraq Oil Report)

Iraq's state-run North Oil Company (NOC) has stopped pumping crude into the export pipeline controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

"The stoppage was upon the order of the Oil Ministry and we don't know the reason," a senior NOC official said. The export flows were halted on Sunday.

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