February 13, 2018 / 11:59 AM / in 2 months

Iraq resumes rail transport of oil products to Basra halted after 2003 invasion

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has resumed transporting oil products by rail from the Dawra refinery in Baghdad to Basra in the south which was halted after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Tuesday.

“This achievement which aims to transport quantities of fuel oil and other products ranging from 1,000 to 4,000 cubic meters a day, will bring about many economic benefits,” he said in a statement.

Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Adrian Croft

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