Pipeline blast halts oil deliveries from northern Iraq to Turkey

Monday, February 17, 2014

Oil deliveries from the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk to Turkey through the Ceyhan marine transport terminal on Turkey`s southeastern coast were suspended on Monday following an explosion that targeted an oil pipeline, an Iraqi official said.

Oil deliveries from the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk to Turkey through the Ceyhan marine transport terminal on Turkey`s southeastern coast were suspended on Monday following an explosion that targeted an oil pipeline, an Iraqi official said.

By Marwan al-Aani

KIRKUK, Iraq - Oil deliveries from the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk to Turkey through the Ceyhan marine transport terminal on Turkey`s southeastern coast were suspended on Monday following an explosion that targeted an oil pipeline, an Iraqi official said.

Nusier Mahmoud of the state-run North Oil Company told Anadolu Agency that militants had blown up the pipeline in southern Mosul.

The blast seriously injured a number of oil workers, Mahmoud said, adding that he expected the pipeline to be up and running again within 48 hours.

North Oil Company workers are often targeted when carrying out maintenance work on the firm`s pipelines.

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