Oil flows to Iraq’s Haritha power station after pipeline repair

Most oil exports from Iraq, OPEC’s second-largest producer, come from Basra, in southern Iraq. (File photo: Reuters)

Oil supply to the al-Haritha electric power station in southern Iraq resumed on Thursday after repairs to a pipeline damaged by an explosion, the oil ministry said on Friday.

Pumping had stopped on Wednesday, after an explosion on a dry gas pipeline, the ministry said in a statement.

Oil ministry officials said on Wednesday the explosion was caused by scorching summer heat.

Most oil exports from Iraq, OPEC’s second-largest producer, come from Basra, in southern Iraq.

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