VOL. XXXIX

No. 40

1-July-1996

IRAQ

Iraq Declares Mina al-Bakr Ready To Receive VLCC's

Dr. 'Amir Rashid, the Iraqi Oil Minister, announced on 26 June that preparations have been finalized to export crude oil from Mina al-Bakr in the northern Gulf and to receive VLCC tankers of up to 350,000 dwt. He stated that the port "has been fully rehabilitated, including the loading, berthing and safety facilities," and that the pumping, storage and land and marine pipelines have been inspected and...