Kirkuk–Ceyhan Oil Pipeline
|Kirkuk–Ceyhan Oil Pipeline|
Location of Kirkuk–Ceyhan Oil Pipeline
|Length||600 mi (970 km)|
|Maximum discharge||1.6 million barrels per day (250×103 m3/d)|
The pipeline consists two pipes with diameters of 46 inches (1,170 mm) and 40 inches (1,020 mm) and designed capacity of 1,100 thousand and 500 thousand barrels per day (~5.5×107 and ~2.5×107 t/a) respectively. Usable capacity of the line is believed to be only 300 thousand barrels per day (~1.5×107 t/a), with significant repairs still required. The line's Iraqi part has been a principal sabotage target since 2003. On 26 October 2009, the blast near Mosul halted oil supplies through the pipeline. On 16 August 2013, at around 0100 GMT near the al-Shura area 60 km to the south of the city of Mosul a bomb attack damaged the pipeline. On 3 September 2013, at around 0200 GMT near Ein al-Jahash area, a bomb attack damaged the pipeline.
New pipeline proposal
- "Gulf states mull over Hormuz bypass". Upstream Online (NHST Media Group). 2007-05-11. Retrieved 2008-03-08. ==Incidents of Sabotage==
- "Explosion at fuel pipeline west of Baghdad". USA Today. 2003-06-22. Retrieved 2008-03-08.
- "Blast rocks Kirkuk export link". Upstream Online (NHST Media Group). 2009-10-28. Retrieved 2009-10-28.
- "Bomb attack halts Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline crude flow". The Peninsula Qatar (newspaper) (Dar Al-Sharq). 2013-09-03. Retrieved 2013-09-03.
- "Iraq considering new Kirkuk-Ceyhan line". United Press International. 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2008-03-08.