Iraq exported over 100 million barrels of oil during April, official

 

Iraqi Oil Ministry announced on Tuesday that it had exported over 100 million barrels of oil in April, NRT News reported.

The ministry said in a statement that Iraq has gained over $6.474 billion from oil exports by the state-owned marketing company SOMO during the previous month, pointing out that a total of 100,197,197 barrels have been exported.

The ministry’s spokesperson, Asem Cihad said that the oil has been transferred from the oil fields in central and southern Iraq without mentioning oil exports from Kirkuk fields.

Cihad noted that the daily oil exports averaged at 3,340,000 barrels per day in April, adding that oil barrel was sold for around $64.61 U.S. dollars.

According to country’s Oil Ministry, Iraq generated over $6 billion from oil exports at the country’s central and southern oil fields last month.

39 international oil companies in the country were involved in the export process. All exports from the southern and central fields left Iraq through the Basra ports.

Iraq has asked British energy giant British Petroleum (BP) to help bolster production at oilfields recaptured from the Kurds in northern Kirkuk province.

Source: The Baghdad Post

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