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Another round of talks between Iraqi federal officials and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to negotiate an end to the interminable dispute over oil exports and revenue ended without a deal this week.
With Iraq’s official northern oil pipeline still idle after more than a month, the KRG has gone back to Turkey to seek backing for the independent route.
Iraqi oil exports through the Iraq-Turkey Pipeline (ITP) stopped in early March, resulting in revenue loss for the federal government and preventing the KRG from implementing its “goodwill gesture” to export 100,000 b/d from 1 April while a final agreement is thrashed out. (CONTINUED - 1285 WORDS)