Iraq Commissions Saudi Pipeline 

Mr. Qasim Ahmad Taqi, the Iraqi Oil Minister, announced on 30 September that the first cargo of Basrah Light crude had been delivered to Yanbu' on the Saudi Red Sea coast via the 500,000 b/d Iraqi-Saudi pipeline. The Iraqi Minister said that work on the pipeline was completed ahead of schedule and experimental pumping had started at the end of August (MEES, 30 September).

Mr. Taqi praised Saudi Arabia for its "unlimited assistance"...