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Ministry in Baghdad authorized to challenge Kurdish oil shipment (Iraq/Kurdistan)
Rudaw ^ | 6-28-17 | Rudaw

Posted on 06/29/2017 5:26:29 AM PDT by Texas Fossil

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Iraqi Oil Ministry is ready to legally challenge oil exports from the Kurdistan Region from a tanker ship that has headed into the Atlantic Ocean, reported a provider of commodity information.

“A senior Iraqi Oil Ministry official told S&P Global Platts that the ministry has been authorized to challenge the legality of the shipment and any other tankers, marking increased tension following recent warming between Baghdad and Erbil,” the UK-based S&P Global Platts reported in a statement on Tuesday.

The Kurdistan Region sends oil through a pipeline terminating at Turkey’s Ceyhan port to ship to world markets.

“The Italian-flagged Neverland departed Ceyhan on June 13 with more than 700,000 b/d, destined for Augusta, Italy, but it turned off its transponder on June 21 just past Gibraltar, heading toward the Atlantic Ocean,” reads the statement.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baghdad; iraq; krg; oil
The United Kalavryta carrying more than 1 million barrels of Kurdish oil was stopped 60 miles off the coast of Galveston, Texas, after the Iraqi Oil Ministry challenged the sale by filing a lawsuit against the KRG in a Houston court.

The Kurdistan Region announced earlier this month its plan for an independence referendum to be held on September 25.

So it was redirect to another port. As Rush says: follow the money.

1 posted on 06/29/2017 5:26:29 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

I did not know of Turkey’s role in the Kurdish region getting its oil shipments out - via a pipeline through Turkey. That gives Erdogan leverage I would wish he did not have.

2 posted on 06/29/2017 8:15:17 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Wuli

Turkey is NO friend of Kurds. Barzani has become wealthy by selling oil through Turkey’s pipeline.

But dependency results.

Erdogan the Islamist is Evil. He would have Kurds always be surfs.

3 posted on 06/29/2017 8:24:07 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

Yes. But this bit of leverage Erdogan has is what was news to my ignorance. When I did notice Barzani acting deferential to Erdogan on some issue, I did not understand why. Now I do.

Barzani’s corruption could one day lead to “civil war” among the Kurds (across Iraq & Syria) I fear, or, those in his own group not benefiting from it enough (in their view) will have a “political coup”, denounce Barzani and remove him, promising reforms, which too many Kurds will believe, until that group gets as bad as Barzani.

4 posted on 06/29/2017 9:22:53 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
from June.

5 posted on 09/19/2017 11:13:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (,,
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