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UPDATE: Partial restart at major export terminal as details of damage emerge

Iraq’s Al-Basra Oil Terminal has restarted at reduced capacity after it went offline early Friday due to leaks.
A worker stands at the al-Basra Oil Terminal (ABOT), one of Iraq's major export outlets, February 2010. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)

BASRA - Iraq has regained partial use of the Al-Basra Oil Terminal after it went offline early Friday due to a leak that spilled large volumes of crude into the Basra Gulf.

Six Iraqi officials, two at the Oil Ministry and four at the state-run Basra Oil Company (BOC), said oil flows to ABOT stopped completely before dawn on Friday because of leaks.

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