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Turkey repairs pipeline connecting to Iraqi Kurdistan

Turkey repairs oil pipeline connecting to Iraqi Kurdistan

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s energy ministry says it has begun repairs to a pipeline transporting crude oil from northern Iraq to the Mediterranean coast. The ministry said Saturday the delivery of crude oil via the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline came to a halt Feb. 17 after it was attacked by militants from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK. The PKK launched another ...

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Echoes of 1991 Gulf War linger on in Mideast

Echoes of 1991 Gulf War linger on in Mideast

The 1991 Gulf War saw only 100 hours of ground fighting as U.S. forces entered Kuwait to end the Iraqi occupation but echoes of that conflict have lingered on for decades in the Mideast. The war pushed America into opening military bases in the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia, drawing the anger of an upstart militant named Osama bin Laden ...

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OPEC December oil output slips, near record

An oil pumping machine is seen as non-usable gases are being burnt behind it in Sakir, south of Manama, October 11, 2014. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

LONDON – OPEC oil output fell in December, a Reuters survey found on Tuesday, led by lower supply from Iraq following a record-breaking month in November and smaller declines elsewhere in the producer group. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is still pumping close to record amounts as Saudi Arabia and other big producers focus on market share, weighing ...

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‘Oil pipeline with Jordan a priority for Iraq’

AMMAN — The oil pipeline between Iraq and Jordan is a priority for the Iraqi government to serve its economy and guarantee the sustainability of exports, Iraqi Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari said Tuesday. Baghdad is currently considering the best alternatives to change the pipeline’s course to pass through safer areas inside the country, Zebari told the Jordan News Agency, Petra, ...

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Iraqis tour North Dakota to study gas-capturing technologies

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Iraqi government has turned to North Dakota for help in finding solutions to the wasteful burning of natural gas that’s a byproduct of oil production. Iraq, OPEC’s second-biggest oil producer behind Saudi Arabia, is having much the same problem dealing with excess natural gas that North Dakota has had as oil production there has increased, though ...

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Iraqi forces retake key oil refinery from IS militants

BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government says its forces have driven out Islamic State group militants from a key oil refinery north of Baghdad in a wide-scale military operation. The Joint Military Command said Friday that government troops and paramilitary forces, made up mainly of Shiite militias, retook Beiji refinery and nearby Siniya town. It did not provide additional details on ...

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