Iraq: Minister Expects Imminent Resolution To Oil Dispute

April 9, 2014 | 1019 GMT

Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi said April 9 that he expects Baghdad and the autonomous Kurdistan region to reach a deal on oil exports within a few days, Reuters reported. The minister said he also expects oil to start flowing through the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline within a week, after it was halted at the beginning of March. Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan are trying to impose a new energy reality on Baghdad but still face enormous constraints.