Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Login

Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using
 

Email

 

Rudaw

Kurdistan

KRG oil exports to Turkey resume after pipeline theft

By Rudaw 26/9/2015
Ministry of Natural Resources.
Ministry of Natural Resources.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The Kurdistan Region Government's (KRG) Ministry of Oil and Natural Resources announced on Saturday that exporting of crude oil from the Kurdistan region to Turkey’s Ceyhan port via pipeline resumed late Friday.

The flow of oil to the Turkish port was halted on September 25 following theft from the pipeline in Turkey.

The thieves struck the pipeline near Urfa on the first day of the Eid holiday.

"Persistent theft from the Iraq-Turkey crude oil pipeline in the southeast of Turkey continues to damage the welfare of the people of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq at a critical time for their security and stability," read an announcement by the oil ministry.

Revenue from crude oil exports through the pipeline to Ceyhan is the Kurdistan region’s main means of survival. Without such revenue, salaries of Peshmerga, the security forces and other key government workers cannot be fulfilled, said the ministry.

“These treacherous acts of theft and sabotage harm the ability of Kurds across the region to fight Islamic State terrorism," the ministry added.

The KRG called once again on the perpetrators and those who profit from the theft to immediately halt their criminal activities.

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

Muraz Adzhoev | 2/24/2018 2:34:40 PM
Kosrat Rasul certainly knows and is very well aware of the unfortunate and shameful fact that the “bouquet of flowers” that Hero Ahmed is talking...
Jujab | 2/24/2018 6:24:41 PM
Kak Kosrat knows exactly what kind of Garbage he is dealing with from hero to Bavel to Ala and the rest PUK who sold Kirkuk . If he is not calling...
PUK’s Hero Ibrahim demands Kosrat Rasul act on congress date
| 6 hours ago | (2)
Muraz Adzhoev | 2/24/2018 6:11:07 PM
According to the picture and video there were much more and mainly supporters of the PKK, PYD and Gorran in Sulaimani, rather than true “protesters”...
People across Kurdistan Region protest ongoing Turkish attacks on Afrin
| 3 hours ago | (1)
Muraz Adzhoev | 2/24/2018 1:17:52 PM
Why and what for is Nina Larson using this absulutely unacceptable in terms of the original ancient Kurdish ethnical, cultural, spiritual and...
Truth-seeker | 2/24/2018 6:07:42 PM
`They raped women and girls as young as eight'-following their role model, Their so called prophet Mohammad, who raped Aysha aged 9, having started...
Yezidi survivor won't return to Iraq for fear of new 'genocide'
| 23 hours ago | (4)
IranMan | 2/24/2018 6:02:49 PM
Luckily the Iranian people are not as gullible as the rudaw.net editors to pay any attention to what the Trump administration, which is the main...
Iranian female MP voices support for women arrested on charges of violating hijab code
| 3/2/2018 | (1)

Elsewhere on Rudaw

US to send Erbil $365 million to pay Peshmerga salaries, KRG minister confirms 5 hours ago |

US to send Erbil $365 million to pay Peshmerga salaries, KRG minister confirms

It will cover the monthly salaries of nearly more
Olive grove execution next chapter in Turkey’s operation yesterday at 03:35 |

Olive grove execution next chapter in Turkey’s operation

the man is shot more than a dozen times more
0.594 seconds