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Iran fuel exports restart after KRG relaxes ban

One week after the Kurdistan region stopped all crude and fuel traffic to Iran, the order has been revised and exports have resumed.
Hundreds of tankers wait to cross into Iran in one of several lots near the Parwezkhan border crossing in Diyala province, Nov 6, 2013. (PATRICK OSGOOD/Iraq Oil Report)

SULAIMANIYA - Tanker trucks have resumed exports to Iran, after the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) relaxed a recent order that had halted the cross-border crude and fuel trade.

After receiving a new order from the KRG Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) on Feb. 20, border officials at the three main crossing points between Iraqi Kurdistan and Iran began letting tanker trucks through.

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