Middle East Economic Survey


No 11



Attacks On Iraqi Oil Infrastructure Intensify

An explosion near Mosul shut down flows on the main Iraq-Turkey crude export pipeline on 8 March. The attack followed the 26 February bombing at the 300,000 b/d Baiji refinery which halted output from its 150,000 b/d northern unit. Throughputs on the pipeline to Kirkuk have been running at 375,000-450,000 b/d, but with the start-up of exports from the Kurdish north, which had reached...