facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Syria, Iraq to build pipeline

Sept. 19, 2010 at 7:28 AM   |   Comments

BAGHDAD, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Syria and Iraq have signed an initial agreement to build two crude oil pipelines to the Mediterranean Sea, an Iraqi official said.

Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said the larger pipeline with a 1.5 million barrel daily capacity would carry heaver crudes and the smaller pipeline with a 1.25 million daily capacity would carry lighter crude oil, the Global Arab Network Web site reported Sunday.

The Iraqi spokesman said a third pipeline for gas, already approved by his government, will also be constructed by the two countries in the future.

The Iraqi government has signed a series of agreements with major international oil companies to quadruple its crude oil production capacity in the next seven years, with the aim of raising Iraq's oil production to a 12 million barrel daily capacity, the report said.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
California officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest California officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest
2
California Marine dies in Islamic State mission in Iraq California Marine dies in Islamic State mission in Iraq
3
[UPDATE] Two Calif. deputies killed, two others shot [UPDATE] Two Calif. deputies killed, two others shot
4
Canada reflects on a week of domestic terror Canada reflects on a week of domestic terror
5
Lauren Hill's cancer won't stop teen from playing basketball Lauren Hill's cancer won't stop teen from playing basketball
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback