Iraq-Turkey oil pipeline bombed: officials

BAGHDAD Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:17pm EDT

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb attack halted the flow of crude oil through a pipeline running from Iraq's Kirkuk oil fields to the Mediterranean port of Ceyhan in Turkey, two Iraqi oil officials said on Friday.

The attack took place at around 0100 GMT on Friday near the al-Shura area 60 km (40 miles) to the south of the city of Mosul. The officials said repair work would be complete in around 48 hours.

"Attackers planted a roadside bomb near a section of the pipeline," one official said. The 900 km pipeline has been bombed by militants around 30 times since the start of the year, according to the oil ministry.

(Reporting by Ziad al-Sanjary in Mosul; Writing by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Anthony Barker)

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THeRmoNukE wrote:

Aug 16, 2013 3:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MikeBarnett wrote:
The average price between Brent and US crude is nearly $109 per barrel. The West’s economies and militaries are mechanized and depend on transport, so rises in oil can cripple the West’s armed forces and the economies that pay for them. Attacks on oil infrastructure can win the wars for islamic insurgents.

Aug 16, 2013 5:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
chris876541 wrote:
I’m guessing some imam declared pipelines and/or oil revenue un-Islamic. They can blow themselves and their countries into a giant sand field for all I care…. This is what happens when you let your islamists and terrorists fester for 1400 years – they turn on you like rabid dogs.

Aug 16, 2013 5:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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