The Iraqi oil ministry said Monday it was looking at documents related to the reconstruction of a crude oil pipeline extending north from Kirkuk. The ministry’s spokesman, Assim Jihad, said the order was given for “concerned companies and authorities” to prepare the documents related to the reconstruction of a pipeline meant to carry crude oil from Kirkuk to the Turkish seaport at Ceyhan on the Mediterranean Sea. “The specialized companies will be invited for this purpose in the near future,” the ministry said in a statement. Iraqi forces in early October took control over oil fields in Kirkuk, a territory of dispute between the federal government and the semiautonomous Kurdistan Regional Government. The seizure followed a contentious […]