November 4, 2015 0
Oil exports, and some accessories
The Kurdistan region of leveling continued for several months for the delivery of "Sumo" any crude oil from the northern fields, and any of the Kirkuk region .. either from the southern ports, exports were going Bmadlathma natural, no more than 3 million barrels / day slightly .. Then I got a storm reckless, in the last days of the month, gusting 84 knots, or about 120 km / h, which finally stopped the export of any of the southern ports as well, and for a full 72 hours. But ended the month of October monthly exports totaling 83.935 million barrels, according to Statistics preliminary to the ministry, achieving monthly resources worth 3.320 billion dollars, a rate of more production slightly from 2.7 million barrels / day, which prevented Iraq from exporting more than 9 million barrels extra during October , offset by the accumulation of stocks of $ 11.012 million barrels a preparer for export starting from November 1 this.
Iraq had before the Iran-Iraq war, several export outlets and most importantly, through the southern port of Yanbu Saudi line .. .. and through Syria and Lebanon .. and through Turkey to Ceyhan. Iraq's exports were less than the then current exports, at least from the southern ports, which shows the increase in storage capacity and export in recent times, despite the severe destruction that hit during the past wars. Instead of expanding Iraq to diversify export outlets opening up to Iran, Jordan, Kuwait also to give himself the necessary flexibility, wire tight policy on the contrary, does not have the dimension of vision, or organized hostile policy toward it made him a prisoner of regional and international political conflicts. It explains how a country depends almost entirely on oil exports be stopped as soon as the storm makes any ship docking impossible, but a threat that could lead to major damage, which is what happened during the three days of the month of October last.
What happened is a sensitive and strategic requires everyone to appreciate the importance of strategic projects to be undertaken Kalambeshrh Basra / Modern / Jordan and Syria, line, and that is to make some modification him to build another branch of his passes near the Saudi border and down to Aqaba .. as well as pipeline long discussed with the Iranian side, and the initial representations to reach Basra in Abadan, Iran, ports, and other lines to Iran through Kurdistan. In addition to the ongoing discussions to build a complete export an island in the sea, or the completion of Faw port, or the implementation of Iraq's large port, which extends to the depths of the sea to provide ports provide adequate protection and refracting waves required for docking and storage of oil, even in the worst weather conditions.
Fortunately, the ministry has been completed in recent months a series of reservoirs allowed it to accommodate continuous production in preparation for export when conditions improve. This in our view is a good sign but it does not raise the concern that we feel, especially now that Iraq wants to live up produce it and its exports to the weakening of the current rates .. which requires everyone to stay away from the prosthetic and short-sighted policies or confrontational .. Iraq will not be a strong Iraq to serve his sons that did not It coexists internally and unite forces, and will not be strong and mighty an Iraq that did not get along with its neighbors and the outside surroundings.
Adel Abdul Mahdi,
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