Oil exports from Iraq’s southern ports rose from 3.35 million barrels per day (bpd) in February to an average of 3.5 million bpd in March, Basra Oil Company Director General Ihsan Abdul Jabbar said.
After Baghdad government forces dislodged Kurdish Peshmerga fighters from the area, southern exports are on the rise as Iraq looks to balance the halting of exports from its Kirkuk oilfields in the north in mid-January.
A southern export number of 3.9 million bpd released by the oil ministry on Thursday, the highest ever, referred just to output on March. 29, says Abdul Jabbar.
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