DUBAI (Reuters) – Iraq’s southern oil export flow stood at around 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd) on Sunday, down from around 1.66 million bpd on Saturday, shipping agents said.
Iraq ships about three quarters of its exports, or an average of around 1.5 million bpd, from Basra. The pumping rate at the port typically varies between 1.2 and 1.7 million bpd.
A bomb attack on a pipeline branch from the Bazargan oilfield on March 27 forced Iraq to shut in around 100,000 barrels per day of output from three fields. Output from two of the three fields restarted on Thursday.
The attack was the first to disrupt southern exports since 2004, although Iraq has used oil in storage at both the fields and the terminal to minimize the impact on shipments.