Iraq's Oil Pipeline Disputes Cause Delays

Nadir Al-basri
1 min read

The resumption of a crucial oil pipeline to Turkey is facing delays as the Iraqi government and oil companies in the country's north exchange blame. The Iraq oil ministry cited oil firms' refusal to deliver Kurdish crude to the federal government for exports as a major reason for the hold-up, while the companies emphasize the absence of any viable proposals from either Baghdad or the Kurdistan administration. These ongoing divisions threaten to prolong the shut-down of the pipeline, raising concerns about its future operation and the impact on oil shipments.

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