Northern Oil overcomes Türkiye's procrastination and exports Qayyarah crude via the south
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Baghdad: Rula Wathiq
As a result of Turkey's procrastination in reaching an agreement with Iraq regarding the return of oil exports through the port of Ceyhan, the North Oil Company took an outlet through the south to discharge crude from the Qayyarah field.
The senior chief engineer at the North Oil Company, Raed Al-Obaidi, told Al-Sabah: The company was able, in coordination with the Ministry of Oil, to overcome the problem of finding an outlet to discharge the Qayyarah oil field, by loading crude oil in tank cars and trains to the southern outlets and exporting it from there to the markets. Globalism.
He added that the company's projects to increase production, most of which are related to crude oil and associated gas, as the company was able, through self-efforts and through its engineering staff, to make major modifications in the associated gas system after delaying one of the contracts to prepare gas compressors for the gas processing station, indicating that these modifications enabled the company to Investing 40-45 Muqamaq daily, which is the greatest achievement in recent times.
For his part, the expert in the fields of safety and energy, Sabah Alo, told “Al-Sabah” that the decision to stop the Turkish Ceyhan pipeline caused great losses to Iraq, and the Iraqi-Turkish discussions were unable to reach solutions that guarantee Iraq’s rights.
He added that the Ministry of Oil was able to transport oil from the Qayyarah field in Mosul by tankers and railways to the southern ports, with a capacity of 30,000 barrels per day.
He stated that transporting oil through pipelines is less expensive and more safe and secure, and therefore we need programming during filling and transportation within strict safety procedures, whether in tanks or railway tanks, calling for the need for these tanks not to return empty, but rather to be loaded with materials that the Mosul needs, or to be cleaned after emptying. If it comes back empty after more than 700 km.
He explained that this method of transportation will increase the cost of one barrel of oil, and this is also a loss despite the rise in oil prices, stressing the importance of Baghdad being able, through discussions with Ankara, to reach an agreement that solves the basic problems between the two countries, represented by oil, water, security in the region, and trade.
Noting that Iraq is on the verge of development transformations represented by the development line linking the countries of the region and neighboring countries.
During the last visit by a Turkish delegation to Baghdad last month, it presented several conditions for resuming oil exports, including the costs of transporting the oil, as well as withdrawing the invitation submitted before the International Court.
Turkey had stopped exporting oil produced in the Kurdistan region through the port of Ceyhan on March 25 in response to the decision issued by the international arbitration panel in Paris, based on a lawsuit submitted by Iraq to the international body, which obligated Turkey to stop exporting the region’s oil and pay $1.5 billion to Iraq. .
Edited by: Abdul Rahman Ibrahim
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