Taq Taq-Khurmala oil pipeline

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The 75-kilometre Taq-Taq-Khurmala pipeline, under construction as of late 2012, will link the Taq Taq oil field to the Khurmala dome, the northernmost part of the giant Kirkuk field and the entry point for the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline. The pipeline was being built by the Erbil-based KAR Group, has a capacity of 150,000 barrels per day (bpd) and was due for completion in late 2012.[1] In the meantime crude for export was being transported by truck, either 135 kilometres (km) to Khurmala or 255km to Fishkabur on the Turkish border.

The project constitutes the first part of a two-phase project envisaged to link producing fields in Kurdistan to Fishkabur. The completed pipeline will have a capacity of 1 million bpd. The second phase was expected to be completed by the end of 2013, according to Genel Energy.[2]


  1. "Kurdistan Taq Taq oil exports rise ahead of Sept deadline", Reuters, 6 September 2012.
  2. "Taq Taq PSC", Genel Energy, retrieved 7 December 2012.