IRAQ

It emerges that Iraq had been supplying Syria with 40,000 b/d of crude oil from Kirkuk through a pipeline to Syrian refineries, a previously unknown bit of news that Iraq has not admitted to. A source involved in Iraqi midstream operations says the crude was being diverted from Baiji through the old pipeline that Saddam’s Iraq had put to use to bypass sanctions but that the flow had stopped after ISIS took over the border areas with Syria. The report appeared in the latest crisis...