Iraqi Ministry of Oil announced its plans to build a new pipeline that will transport crude oil from oilfields in Kirkuk to the Turkish Mediterranean port of Ceyhan.
According to the statement from the Ministry, the new pipeline will replace an old and severely damaged section of the existing Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline. It will start from the nearby city of Baiji and span until the Fish-Khabur border area with Turkey. Spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, Asem Jihad explained that the old pipeline has been severely damaged due to the repeated subversive operations, adding that the tender for the new pipeline will be published soon.
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