Crude oil from northern Iraq, including from the Kurdistan region, stopped flowing from the oil pipeline between Kirkuk and the Turkish Mediterranean port of Ceyhan early on Monday local time, Bloomberg reports, citing a port agent. According to a Kurdish shipping source who spoke to Reuters , the flows resumed on Monday after a technical stoppage for several hours that had completely halted the flow of crude. The flow was still reduced to 200,000-220,000 bpd, according to the source. The typical flow of the pipeline is some 600,000 bpd , and it has been used by both the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the central Iraqi government and its North Oil Company (NOC) for exports of crude oil from the fields in northern Iraq. However, following the Kurdistan region’s referendum which Iraq did not recognize, Iraq’s government forces completed in mid-October an operation to seize control of all oil […]