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Diplomatic Row Blows Up Over Turkish Plan To Flush Oil From Iraqi Pipeline

A diplomatic row is blowing up, in the UN and beyond, regarding Turkey's planto flush the crude oil fill from the currently disused Iraq-Turkey exportpipeline and refine it for local consumption (MEES, 25 April and 9 May). Thevolume of the current linefill, which has been in the pipeline since the Iraqiinvasion of Kuwait in August 1990, is estimated at around 12mn barrels (8-9mnbarrels in...