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Iraqi exports hold above 3.4 million bpd in August

Iraq is pushing the limits of its outdated southern export infrastructure as a dispute with Turkey is keeping the northern pipeline system offline.
Workers attempt repairs on the SPM-1 export buoy on Sept. 8, 2019. (Source: Basra Oil Company media office)

Iraq exported 3.423 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil in August, a slight fall from 3.444 million bpd in July, according to preliminary Oil Ministry data.*

A rise in international oil prices helped lift Iraq’s earnings from oil sales to $8.998 billion in August from $8.294 billion in July, according to the ministry.

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