Legal action deters KRG crude sales to Canada

After Baghdad obtained a Canadian warrant to seize a tanker of Kurdistan exports, the Neverland has sailed back into the Atlantic Ocean.
Legal action deters KRG crude sales to Canada
A tanker loads Kirkuk crude at the Turkish port of Ceyhan in May 2015. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

Iraqi legal action has prevented oil exports from Kurdistan from being offloaded in Nova Scotia, after a Canadian court issued a warrant to seize the cargo of the Neverland oil tanker.

The federal government's intervention is a sign that unresolved oil policy disputes between Baghdad and Erbil continue to complicate the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) attempts to establish a fully independent oil sector.

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