Deputy oil minister for upstream affairs, Bassim Khudaier, told Reuters on 8 April that Iraq has begun repair work on its 1.6mn b/d-capacity Iraq-Turkey Pipeline (ITP) linking Kirkuk to Turkey’s Mediterranean oil terminal of Ceyhan. The pipeline has been offline after being damaged by the Islamic State in 2014 (MEES, 5 December 2014), Mr Khudaier says he expects “flows by the end of this month.” Any flows are likely to be small at first, but prior to the shut-in of the Kurdistan Region’s alternative pipeline last year, Federal Iraq was exporting around 100,000 b/d to Turkey.