Baghdad has agreed to hike trucked Kirkuk crude exports to neighboring Jordan, from the current 10,000 b/d to 15,000 b/d, according to Jordanian PM Bisher al-Khasawneh who led a state visit to Baghdad on 24 July.

Iraq’s trucked exports to Jordan’s 70,000 b/d Zarqa refinery were paused in April after the expiry of the supply agreement despite the Iraqi cabinet’s approval to renew it in late-March (MEES, 14 April). Volumes are supplied at a $16/B discount to Brent, which usually covers trucking costs. In June, the price paid by Amman was $58.70/B. (CONTINUED - 197 WORDS)