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Syria, Iraq to build pipeline

Sept. 19, 2010 at 7:28 AM

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.

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