Iraq Officially Approves Oil Pipeline to Jordan

Minister of Transportation Hadi Al-Amiri announced from Amman that the Iraqi cabinet has approved laying a pipeline to supply Jordan with Iraqi oil.

Al-Amiri said in a press conference which was held during his visit to Jordan after a meeting with the Jordanian Transportation Minister Lina Shabib that “the Iraqi Council of Ministers finally approved to extend the oil pipeline from Iraq to Aqaba port”. Confirming “ that Iraq is seeking every way to raise the level of cooperation with the two countries”.

Indicating “that the project will be executed by large, reliable international companies”

It worth mentioning that Iraq is seeking new outlets to export its oil production, just in case of any political or military difficulties or issues occurs in the current outlets through Turkey and the Arabian gulf.

Information announced about the Iraq-Jordan oil pipeline that it will transfer crude oil produced from Basra province oilfields to the only seaport that Jordan owns in Aqaba city.

It will extend to a length of 1700km through two stages, the first will be from Basra to Haditha west of Iraq, and the second will be from Haditha to Aqaba, it is expected to be completed on 2017, with a total cost of $18 billion.

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