Iraq has agreed a deal with the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government to resume crude oil exports through its pipeline to Turkey, halted since last July, local media quoted Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi as saying on Tuesday. “It was agreed with the Kurdish side to start exporting oil from Kirkuk,” he said during his weekly press conference in Baghdad. Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization has not exported any crude oil from Ceyhan since June 2017. Even before the shipments stopped, SOMO was only exporting around 32,000 b/d from the port. Analysts were, however, skeptical about the deal being implemented in the near future. KRG officials have been silent on the deal to transport crude produced by federal oil companies through its pipeline to the Turkish Mediterranean port of Ceyhan. “We don’t know the details. We don’t know whether the deal is contingent on restarting the disputed fields. But this could […]