According to Turkish government, the fifth cargo of Kurdish crude oil was filled at the port of Ceyhan in Turkey yesterday and is scheduled to cruise today. This cargo is the first loading of Kurdish oil from Turkey since a month when the Iraqi central government blocked Kurdish oil exports.
The Suezmax tanker Kamari arrived to the Cyehan port Wednesday and is expected to ship one million barrels of crude oil.
Baghdad has cut Kurdistan’s budget since the beginning of the year over oil sales disagreement. Kurdistan’s population of 5 million has been semi-autonomous enjoying relative stability since the U.S. invasion in 2003.