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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Iraq's Kirkuk Province Spurns Plan to Ship Its Oil to Iran - Bloomberg

Iraq's Kirkuk Province Spurns Plan to Ship Its Oil to Iran - Bloomberg:

"Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk refuses to cooperate with any plans to ship its oil to neighboring Iran because the central government didn’t consult with it on the matter, Kirkuk provincial officials said. The central government in Baghdad and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government both pump crude from different wells at Kirkuk’s oil fields, which straddle their respective areas of control. Kurdish forces took control of some fields in Kirkuk in June 2014 after the Iraqi army fled from Islamic State militants, but the government in Baghdad doesn’t recognize Kurdish control of the area. Kirkuk won’t cooperate with the central government to ship its oil to refineries in neighboring Iran as the federal authorities didn’t seek its input, Ahmed Al-Askari, head of the energy committee at the Kirkuk provincial council, said by phone from London."



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