Oil flow resumes at Turkey-Iraq pipeline after blast

Yildiz said that oil flow has resumed at the Kirkuk-Yumurtalik Oil Pipeline after a blaze took place on the pipeline on Monday.

Oil flow resumes at Turkey-Iraq pipeline after blast

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz on Tuesday said that oil flow has resumed at the Kirkuk-Yumurtalik Oil Pipeline after a blaze took place on the pipeline on Monday.

In a statement released Tuesday, Yildiz said that a blast had taken place on one of two lines making up the Kirkuk-Yumurtalik Oil Pipeline on Monday and that both lines were turned off for the flow of oil due to security reasons.

"Oil flow began at one of the lines at 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday. We expect the second line, damaged in the blast, to be repaired in a period of a week. The Kirkuk-Yumurtalik Oil Pipeline carries high importance for Turkey, the region and world oil markets. Attacks staged by terrorists on the pipeline will not harm Turkey's development. Such attacks will not stop us from contributing regional energy sources to our country," Yildiz stressed.

Last Mod: 28 Ağustos 2012, 15:17
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