Turkey announces the imminent resumption of the oil pipeline with Iraq

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Alp Arslan Bayraktar, the Turkish Energy Minister, stated that the oil pipeline that connects Iraq and Turkey would soon be technically ready for operation and qualified to transport oil for export from northern Iraq to the Turkish port of Ceyhan. He did not specify a specific date, indicating that the line’s inspection had been completed.

“As of today, an independent survey company has completed its work, and is now preparing the report,” Bayrakdar stated at a press briefing on Thursday.

Turkey halted courses through the pipeline on Walk 25 after a decision in a mediation case gave by the Worldwide Office of Trade controlled Ankara to pay remuneration to Baghdad for unapproved sends out by the Kurdistan Local Legislature of Iraq somewhere in the range of 2014 and 2018.

Turkey then, at that point, started upkeep work on the pipeline that goes through a seismically dynamic region, which it says was harmed by the tremor that struck Turkey last February.

Last August, Iraqi Oil Clergyman Hayan Abdul Ghani concurred with Turkish Pastor of Energy and Regular Assets Snow capped mountain Arslan Bayraktar in Ankara on the significance of continuing the progression of Iraqi Kurdistan oil to Turkey, after the finishing of pipeline restoration activities.

$1.47 billion
It is critical that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had considered Baghdad answerable for continuing the siphoning of Iraqi Kurdistan’s oil, as he declared on July 12, 2023, that the postpone in the arrival of provisions and the installment of pay was because of the debate between the focal government in Baghdad and the local government in Erbil.

The Iraqi specialists had documented a claim against Turkey for getting raw petroleum from the Kurdistan district without its endorsement, which the Global Office of Business depended on in its decision to stop sends out, and governed to remunerate Baghdad around 1.47 billion bucks.

The decision resulted in the interruption of supplies for approximately 400,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the Kurdistan fields in northern Iraq. Additionally, 75,000 barrels of crude oil from other Iraqi regions were stopped on their way from Kirkuk to the 970-kilometer-long Turkish port of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean Sea.

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