Iraq’s state-run North Oil Company (NOC) has confirmed that a technical fault with the pipeline that transfers oil from northern Iraq to the Turkish port city of Ceyhan was recently fixed, allowing for crude exports to resume, Trade Arabia reported. The stoppage lasted for ten hours and the technical fault was on the Turkish side of the border.

The pipeline’s exports averaged 166,660 b/d in November and are the lifeline for the Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in its many disputes with Baghdad over oil sales abroad and ownership of disputed fields. According to International Business Times, the KRG began exporting crude in May 2014 using its independent pipeline that connects to the larger Kirkuk-Ceyhan Pipeline.