Iraq Looks to Build Pipeline Network

Iraq Looks to Build Pipeline Network

Iraq plans to build a nation-wide network of oil pipes, Iraqi Oil Minister, Jabar El Luaibi, said, according to Reuters.

The pipeline would eliminate, or at least alleviate, the need to truck crude across the country, according to the news agency.

The pipeline would also be connected to neighboring countries. The Iraqi government had previously announced that it would build a pipeline to Iran, Reuters reports.

It has also announced plans to restore the Kirkuk-Ceyhan Pipeline to Turkey.

Iraq’s only pipeline is controlled by the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), a semiautonomous government in northern Iraq that has a tense relationship with the central government.


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