NO. 45

14 AUGUST 1989


IPSA-2 to Start-up on 19 September

The date for the official opening of Iraq's new 1.65mn b/d export pipeline(IPSA-2) across Saudi Arabia to the Red Sea Coast has now been set for 19September 1989, according to the Iraqi Oil Minister Mr. Isam al-Chalabi. Mr.Chalabi told the Iraq News Agency (INA) on 9 August that the total cost of theproject amounted to $2bn.