Iraq’s Oil Ministry is fast tracking plans for $5bn-plus new crude export pipeline to the Jordanian port of Aqaba, MEES learns.

Invitations to pre-qualified companies to attend a road show in London in October should be sent out in the next two-three weeks. Baghdad is eyeing award of the 1mn b/d project by July 2013, with start-up scheduled after a 42-month construction period. (CONTINUED - 431 WORDS)