According to news sources, an oil pipeline in the Kirkuk province of Iraq has been targeted, causing the pipeline to explode.
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The Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline, which runs from the Bai Hassan oilfield, was targeted by unidentified attackers on 26 April. The pipeline exploded, temporarily halting the flow of oil, and the fire has not yet been controlled. Though firefighters are in the process of doing so, according to NRT.
“The attackers targeted a pipeline linking Kirkuk’s Bay Hassan oilfields to a main storage depot from which oil is pumped to Turkey’s Ceyhan Port,” a local Kurdish Peshmerga officer, Captain Kameran Mahmoud, told Anadolu Agency.
According to Iraqui News, “Iraq is the second-largest producer and member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).” Crude oil from northern Iraq is pumped via the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline to Ceyhan. From Ceyhan, the oil is exported to foreign markets.
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