Iraq's crude oil exports exceed 86m barrels in June



Business Desk, Barta24.com
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Iraq's Ministry of Oil said on Thursday that the country exported 86.76 million barrels of crude oil in June, bringing in revenues of about 6.14 billion U.S. dollars.

The average selling price for crude oil last month was 70.77 dollars per barrel, according to a ministry statement, citing statistics of the State Organization for Marketing of Oil.

About 83.69 million barrels were exported from Iraq's central and southern oil fields via the Port of Basra, while about 3.07 million from the northern province of Kirkuk via the Turkish port of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean, the statement said.

Iraq used to export more than 100 million barrels per month with higher revenues, but the OPEC Plus agreement to cut oil production and a dip in selling prices in the oil market because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy have combined to cause the decline of the country's oil exports and revenues.

Iraq's economy heavily relies on crude oil export, which accounts for more than 90 percent of the country's revenues.

Source: Xinhua