ANKARA ø The long idled oil pipeline that connects Iraq to Turkey
Industry sources said the oil pipeline from the Iraqi northern city of
Kirkuk to the southern Turkish port of Ceyhan has renewed operations over
the last week. The pipeline was shut down during most of 2003 because of
Sunni insurgency attacks.
The pipeline was successfully tested last week and full operations could
begin over the next week. The pipeline was said to have operated without
The pipeline has been carrying about 250,000 barrels of oil per day. The
sources said the operations resumed after the facility was regarded as
secure amid a sharp drop in sabotage attacks.