Kurdistan aims to start oil sales before the end of the month as crude flows through a new autonomous pipeline to Turkey.
The final welded section of the KRG's Khurmala - Feyshkabour pipeline lies by trenching immediately south of oil storage tanks at DNO International's pumping station, 3km from the Turkey border, in November 2013. (PATRICK OSGOOD/Iraq Oil Report)
Published Thursday, January 9th, 2014
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has announced that it will market crude from oil fields under its control sent autonomously of Iraq’s central government to the Turkish port of Ceyhan in a pipeline it claims as its own, with the first shipment up for sale before the end of January.
On the KRG’s website late on Jan. 8, the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) gave “public notice of the commencement of the sale of its first shipment of crude oil exported via Kurdistan Region’s new pipeline through Turkey to the Port of Ceyhan.”
This content is for registered users
. Please login
If you are not a registered user, you may purchase a subscription
or sign up for a free trial
Iraq Oil Report Attribution Policy
All sources quoted or referenced spoke to Iraq Oil Report directly and exclusively, unless stated otherwise. Iraq Oil Report typically grants anonymity to sources that can't speak without risking their personal safety or job security. We only publish information from anonymous sources that we independently corroborate and are important to core elements of the story. We do not provide anonymity to sources whose purpose is to further personal or political agendas.
Iraq Oil Report Commitment to Independence
Iraq Oil Report strives to provide thoroughly vetted reporting and fair-minded analysis that enables readers to understand the dynamic events of Iraq. To meet this goal, we always seek to gather first-hand information on the ground, verify facts from multiple angles, and solicit input from every stakeholder involved in a given story.
We view our independence as an integral piece of our competitive advantage. Whereas many media entities in Iraq are owned or heavily influenced by political parties, Iraq Oil Report is wholly owned by several of its employees. In a landscape that is often polarized and politicized, we are able to gather and corroborate information from an unusually wide array of sources because we can speak with all of them in good faith.
To fund this enterprise, Iraq Oil Report depends on revenue from both advertising and subscriptions. Some of our advertisers and subscribers ‐ including companies, governments, and NGOs ‐ are also subjects of our reporting. Consistent with journalistic best practices, Iraq Oil Report maintains a strict firewall that removes business considerations from editorial decision-making. When we are choosing which stories to report and how to write them, our readers always come first.