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Turkish energy minister: Iraqi Kurdistan oil exports continue

Flows through the 120,000 barrels per day pipeline began at the end of 2013 but the first cargo was not loaded until May.

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Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Monday that 6.5 million barrels of Iraqi Kurdish crude oil had been shipped to world markets via Turkey's Ceyhan port since exports began.

Yildiz said that crude flow on the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline had been halted as of Monday due to maintenance work.

Flows through the 120,000 barrels per day pipeline began at the end of 2013 but the first cargo was not loaded until May.