Iraq: Tanker Carrying Kurdish Oil Reaches Its Destination

June 3, 2014 | 1101 GMT
The tanker carrying the first shipment of piped oil from Iraqi Kurdistan from Turkey’s port of Ceyhan has reached its destination, reported June 3, citing a statement from the Kurdish Regional Government. The Kurdish Regional Government sold its first oil shipment through Ceyhan on May 22 and has not identified the buyer or the oil’s destination. The Kurdish Regional Government’s decision to export oil defies the Iraqi central government’s wishes and has sparked tensions between Arbil and Baghdad.