Iraq has suspended crude oil exports from its northern oil fields
Iraq has suspended crude oil exports from its northern oil fields from the Kirkuk oil fields to Turkey's Ceyhan port, due to the pipeline's damage.
"The pipeline is shut down because there is a fault at one point of the line," the official told Dow Jones Newswires. He gave no details of the causes of the fault.
He said North Oil Co. technicians are repairing the fault but didn't know how long it would take.
Kirkuk crude oil stores at Ceyhan are very low, the official said.