Kirkuk Baiji Baghdad oil pipeline

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Kirkuk Baiji Baghdad Pipeline is an existing oil pipeline in Iraq.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Kirkuk oil fields to Baghdad, through Baiji.[1]

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Pipeline Details

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  • Current capacity: 40,000 barrels per day[2]
  • Length: 180 km / 111.8
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2018


In June of 2018 the Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi announced that the Kirkuk-Baiji-Baghdad pipeline was operational. According to a statement from the Ministry, the 16-inch crude oil pipeline was completed in record time. Running for 180 kilometers, the pipeline will supply the refineries of Baiji and Daura, and the Quds power station in the north of Baghdad, at a rate of 40,000 barrels per day (bpd).[1]

The pipeline is also economically important to supply the refineries instead of the tanker trucks in order to save money to the federal budget. The Oil Minister said also that the rehabilitation of the old pipeline included the removing of thousands of land mines, shells and war debris which was set by the gangs of ISIS over a vast area around the pipeline, which had been sabotaged and damaged in prior years.[3]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kirkuk-Baiji-Baghdad Pipeline Opens, Iraq Business News, accessed September 2018
  2. Mehdi, Ahmed (October 2018). "Iraqi Oil: industry evolution and short and medium-term prospects" (PDF). The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. Retrieved August 12, 2020. line feed character in |title= at position 44 (help)
  3. The Rehabilitation & Starting of the Crude Strategic Pipeline Kirkuk- Baiji- Baghdad., O&G Links, accessed September 2018

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