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2008-11-07 15:00:18

A pipeline explosion caused by pressure problems left a large oil slick along the Turkey-Iraq border, Turkish officials say. Yusuf Yavascan, the governor of Turkey's Sanliurfa province, said sabotage had been ruled out as the cause of the Iraqi-Turkish pipeline blast this week, Today's Zaman said Friday. The oil leaked into a stream near a lake formed by the nearby Ataterk Dam, officials said. "We are not talking about sabotage. Our examinations revealed that the pipeline ruptured...

2008-09-15 12:00:30

An armed group has attacked the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline that transfers Kirkuk crude oil to the Turkey's Mediterranean port, the privately-owned Sbay media website reported on 15 September. An official from North Oil Company has said that a group of armed men exploded the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline near Mosul; accordingly Iraqi oil export via Cehyan will be suspended for three days, Sbay said. Originally published by Sbay media website, in Sorani Kurdish 15 Sep 08. (c) 2008 BBC...

2005-09-03 07:21:44

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - All exports of Iraq's Kirkuk crude oil through a major pipeline to Ceyhan on Turkey's Mediterranean coast were stopped on Saturday after a bomb blast set the pipeline on fire, an oil ministry source said. "The blast halted all exports, it stopped them completely," the source told Reuters. The pipeline was hit by an explosion early on Saturday and caught fire for several hours, a guard on the pipeline, who declined to be identified, told Reuters. The pipeline...

2005-08-26 04:11:46

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Insurgents sabotaged an exporting oil well in Iraq on Friday, stepping up pressure on the U.S.-backed government struggling to steer Iraq through a political crisis over a draft constitution. In an all too familiar scene in a country with the world's third largest oil reserves, flames threatened to halt output from the well, which pumps 7,000 to 10,000 barrels per day (bpd) and feeds a pipeline to Turkey. An Iraqi oil official said firefighters...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.