(Zaman) - The Kerkuk (Kirkuk)-YumurtalСЌik pipeline has been repaired and crude oil exports from Iraq to Turkey are expected to resume.
The pipeline could not operate at full capacity for a long time due to sabotage and attacks, reports Trend.
Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani told reporters Sunday the ministry had fixed the pipeline and oil export would resume to Ceyhan.
The pipeline runs from the oil-rich Kerkuk (Kirkuk) area in northern Iraq to the port of Ceyhan on Turkey's Mediterranean coast. It has a nominal maximum capacity of 1.5 millions barrels a day. The pipeline had been shut down following an attack on the line.