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Today, Sunday (September 24, 2023), the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee confirmed that there is an American role in the issue of resuming the export of Kurdistan oil through the Turkish port of Ceyhan.
Committee member Muthanna Amin told Baghdad Today, “The United States of America has been working for some time to resume Kurdistan’s oil via Turkish Ceyhan. It has good relations with all of these parties and is very interested in this file.”
He added, "According to information and data, the resumption of Kurdistan's oil via Turkish Ceyhan will occur in the coming days, especially after Turkey announced the completion of maintenance work on the pipelines, especially since this file is being followed by Baghdad, Erbil, and Washington, and there is great interest in it."
Turkish Energy Minister Alp Arslan Bayraktar had confirmed about a week ago that exports would resume soon after maintenance work was completed.
Bayraktar noted, "As two neighboring countries, we need to find an amicable solution, but from a legitimacy perspective, we must take care of our interests, but the pipeline will be ready to operate from a technical standpoint. We are somewhat ready and will begin the process soon."
Iraq's Anub pumps approximately 500 thousand barrels per day through Turkey, which represents 0.5% of the total global consumption of oil daily, while stopping exports specifically represents the global supply of oil, causing its prices to rise relatively, which causes damage to global markets as well as American rejection of the rise in global oil prices.
Source: Baghdad Al-Youm + Agencies