Oil exports jump to more than 4 million barrels a day from Iraq

July data shows crude sales of both the federal and Kurdistan region governments bounce back from June drop.
Oil exports jump to more than 4 million barrels a day from Iraq
A tanker loads at one of Iraq's single point mooring (SPM) buoys on June 19, 2019. (SAMYA KULLAB/Iraq Oil Report)

Oil sales from Iraq, including the autonomous Kurdistan region, averaged 4.007 million barrels per day (bpd)* in July, up from 3.946 million bpd in June and getting close again to the record 4.159 million bpd exported last December.

July appeared to be a stellar month all around: loadings from terminals in both the Basra Gulf, where nearly all of federal Iraq's crude is shipped, and the Turkish port of Ceyhan increased month-on-month.

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