UPDATE 1-Turkey importing crude from N.Iraq in road tankers
Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:01pm IST
* Volumes could rise to 100-200 road tankers per day
* Kurdistan locked in energy dispute with Baghdad government
* Turkey eyes energy projects with both Kurdistan, Baghdad
BOLU, Turkey, July 13 (Reuters) - Turkey has begun importing 5 to 10 road tankers of crude from northern Iraq daily and the volume could rise to 100-200 tankers per day, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Friday.
Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, which borders Turkey, is locked in a dispute with the central Iraqi government over oil exports and energy policy has become a sensitive topic.
A Kurdistan regional government source said earlier this week that it had sent a small amount of oil to Turkey by trucks in exchange for diesel, adding it needed the refined product to run power stations.
"Crude purchases from northern Iraq have begun with a volume of 5-10 road tankers. This may rise to 100-200 tankers a day," Yildiz told reporters at a ground-breaking ceremony for a power plant in western Turkey....Continues
**** The Kirkuk resolution of 2007, mostly about Kurdish control of Kurdish oil, was never voted on and this now in the open development on a larger scale may be a catalyst for further turmoil in the region, like they didn't have enough to squabble over. The Kurds would not be doing this if there were not some guarantees for them, mostly protection I would think. This could develop into a Syria type situation between the Kurds and the Shiite govt of Baghdad. I've actually been waiting for this since '07, not that it will go that way, but I believe greater Kurdistan encompasses the land of the Chaldeans, upper Mesopotamia, the land of Shinar, including ancient Ninevah. Not sure of the Prophetic significance, even as Israel is involved with this people. But...Zec 5:5-11 ¶ Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what [is] this that goeth forth.
And I said, What [is] it? And he said, This [is] an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This [is] their resemblance through all the earth.
And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this [is] a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.
And he said, This [is] wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.
Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind [was] in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.
Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah?
And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.