Pipeline deals prepare Iraq for export boom

Needing infrastructure upgrades to meet oil growth targets, Iraq extends Turkish export agreement, plans three pipelines to Syria.
Pipeline deals prepare Iraq for export boom
In Kirkuk, the start of the northern Iraq export pipeline to Turkey. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)

With the signing of two pipeline agreements with Turkey and Syria, Iraq has taken essential steps towards its goal of becoming the world’s premier oil exporter.Inadequate infrastructure is one of the worries of foreign oil companies investing billions of dollars in the country's oil sector.Iraqi and Turkish energy ministers meeting in Baghdad Sunday signed a 15-20 year agreement to keep Iraq's second-biggest export outlet open, a day after Baghdad announced an initial agreement with Sy...

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