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Second Basra pipeline repaired, oil flowing from southern Iraq

Iraq’s two key oil pipelines in the south were pumping oil to Iraqi sea terminals again after engineers finished fixing the damage caused by a series of sabotage attacks, an industry source told AFP. “Pipeline number two began pumping oil again at about 10:00 am (0600 GMT) and we have reached a level of 70,000 barrels per hour,” an official at one of the offshore terminals in the north of the Gulf said Saturday. The repair work to the 48-inch pipeline meant oil exports — the country’s largest source of revenue — were well on their way to reaching their pre-attack level of between 1.6 million and 1.8 million barrels per day. On Monday, the first, smaller pipeline resumed pumping after engineers completed emergency repairs. Full Story

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