View Full Version : Iran-Iraq Oil Swap Delayed over Safety Concerns

Investors Iraq News
02-28-2018, 07:00 AM
By John Lee.
A plan to export Iraqi crude oil by truck to Iran (http://www.iran-bn.com/) has reportedly been postponed due to security concerns.
Under the oil-swap agreement (http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/2017/12/11/tehran-baghdad-sign-one-year-oil-swap-deal/), Iraq was to export 60,000 bpd of crude oil by truck from Kirkuk (http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/list-of-oil-and-gas-fields-in-iraq/oil-and-gas-fields-kirkuk/) to Iranís Kermanshah refinery (pictured), and ship back refined Iranian oil for southern Iraq.
Hamid Hosseini, the Iranian secretary-general of the Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce, said Iran does not have X-ray machines to scan the trucks coming from Iraq, adding that Iran is in talks with Iraq to use their X-ray facilities.
(Sources: Xinhua, Rudaw)

Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. (http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/2018/02/28/iran-iraq-oil-swap-delayed-over-safety-concerns/)

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