Iraq oil exports from Kirkuk could reach 400,000 barrels per day (b/d), up from 300,000 b/d before production was halted in 2017, Kurdish official, Hoshawi Babakr, told Sputnik.

The flows resumed, after being interrupted for a year, on November 16 at a low level of around 50,000 to 60,000 b/d, industry sources said according to Reuters.

“The increase in the volume of this export will take place in several stages: from 50,000 —100,000 barrels per day at the moment to 400,000 barrels upon reaching full capacity. I would like to note that prior to the suspension of the export of Kirkuk oil through the Kurdish oil pipeline in 2017, its volume was 300,000 barrels per day,” Babakr said.