Militants stormed two energy facilities in northern Iraq on Sunday, shooting at least four workers and detonating explosives that sent flames into the sky, security sources said.
The first attack, on the AB2 gas compressor station
Iraq's state-run North Oil Company stopped feeding a pipeline to Turkey with crude produced at fields it operates in the Kirkuk region three days ago, two sources said.
The order to halt pumping through the
Gunmen shot dead a senior official working for Iraq's North Oil Company (NOC), police and company officials said, just over a month after his predecessor at the state-run firm was gunned down.
Gunmen shot dead a senior oil official working for Iraq's state-run North Oil Company (NOC), police and company officials said.
NOC's chief of operations, Saad Al-Karbalaie, was killed in the northern o
Crude oil flow from Iraq's Kirkuk and Kurdish oil fields to Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan is continuing at a rate of 650,000 barrels per day (bpd), Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said.
Kurdish authorities said their forces, backed by US-led coalition airstrikes, drove Islamic State militants from an 84 sq km area in northern Iraq, widening a buffer around the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.
Crude flow in the Iraqi pipeline carrying Kirkuk and Kurdish oil to Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan resumed after a technical problem was fixed, an official at Turkish state pipeline operator Botas told Reuters.
Oil flow on the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline between Iraq and Turkey's Mediterranean coast is expected to resume night once a technical problem has been fixed, an official from the Turkish energy company Botas told Reuters.
The flows of oil from Kirkuk in Iraq to the Mediterranean port of Ceyhan in Turkey remain suspended following a leak and a stoppage on Monday and repairs could take 1-2 more days, a shipping source said on Thursday.
Pumping was ha