BAGHDAD, Sept 16 (Reuters) - A blast briefly halted the flow
of Iraqi crude through the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline with Turkey on
Sunday before officials were able to reroute the exports, an
Iraqi oil ministry spokesman said.
"A blast inside Turkey halted oil exports through one of the
Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipelines early on Sunday. We managed to switch
the crude flow to another line at 1400 GMT Sunday," Asim Jihad
Before the blast, the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline exports were
were at normal levels of around 400,000 barrels per day. Jihad
said they were waiting a full report from Turkey on how long it
will take to repair the damage.
(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed, Editing by Sylvia Westall)