Iraq sees lower oil exports but high revenues in June

Iraq’s nationwide exports averaged 3.336m b/d in June

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. An Iraqi worker maintains an oil pipe at Nahr Al-Umran gas refinery in Al-Dier District, northern Basra July 17, 2009.

Image used for illustrative purpose. An Iraqi worker maintains an oil pipe at Nahr Al-Umran gas refinery in Al-Dier District, northern Basra July 17, 2009.

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Iraqi oil exports fell slightly last month but revenues were boosted thanks to higher prices, according to the Iraq Oil Report citing the ministry of oil.

Iraq’s nationwide exports averaged 3.336m b/d in June, the newsletter said, while total revenues came in at just over $6bn.

The report said that exports by the federal government in Baghdad in June were 2.892m b/d, slightly lower than 2.899m b/d in May.

Under a complex arrangement, the Kurdistan regional government in the north of the country exported just over 100,000 b/d through the pipeline to the Turkish port of Ceyhan.

Iraq is the second largest producer in the Opec group of oil exporting countries and is reliant on hydrocarbon earnings for nearly all government revenues. The country is home to the world’s fifth largest proven crude oil reserves, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

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