News In Brief: More Delays For Kirkuk-Ceyhan Pipeline
News: A fire on the 600-mile Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline led to the suspension of oil flows from Iraq to Turkey on August 28 2012. The pipeline was damaged in the Sirnak province of Turkey near the Iraqi border. The cause of the fire was not disclosed. The pipeline exported 300,000 barrels per day of oil in July 2012. Asim Jihad, a spokesperson for the Iraqi oil ministry, has asked Turkish authorities to open the 46-inch alternate line and quickly repair the damage.