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Kurdish Export Initiative Stalled By Pipeline Sabotage

 

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG’s) plan to start crude oil exports through the federal oil pipeline failed to materialize as planned on 1 April because of yet another attack against the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline. The delay is a setback to Erbil’s effort to monetize its crude oil exports, as it negotiates a final settlement with the federal government. In the south, the start-up of the...