Reported Bomb Attacks Stall Iraq-Turkey Oil Pipeline

By MarEx 2013-08-21 08:59:00

Update: The flow of crude oil through a pipeline running from Iraq's Kirkuk oil fields to the Mediterranean port of Ceyhan in Turkey will resume on Wednesday night, a senior Turkish official told Reuters.

The Turkish official said the flow was halted for maintanance work, denying there was any bomb attack on the pipeline. Two Iraqi oil officials said earlier on Wednesday two bomb attacks halted the oil flow, causing severe damage.

Reporting by Orhan Coskun, writing by Seda Sezer (C) Reuters 2013.

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Two bomb attacks halted the flow of crude oil through a pipeline running from Iraq's Kirkuk oil fields to the Mediterranean port of Ceyhan in Turkey, causing severe damage, two Iraqi oil officials said on Wednesday.

One bomb attack took place at around 0100 local time on Wednesday near Hadhar in Nineveh Province, 80 km (50 miles) south of Mosul. Another section of the line was also attacked near Fatha, between Kirkuk and the northern city of Baiji, the officials said.

Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; editing by Jason Neely (C) Reuters 2013.