British newspaper confirms that Israel has imported three-quarters of its oil from the Kurdistan
British newspaper confirms that Israel has imported three-quarters of its oil from the Kurdistan during the last three months
08/24/2015 12:44 GMT
Follow-up – and babysit – The newspaper Alvaanishial Times of London, Monday, Israel imported about three-quarters of its oil from the Kurdistan Regional Government during the three last months, arguing that these sales represent a sign of “the growing audacity” to the region and “strained” relations between Erbil and Baghdad, The government denied the sale of oil in Kurdistan, “directly or indirectly” to Israel.
The newspaper said in a report I followed, Alsumaria News, said that “Israel has imported almost three-quarters of its oil from the province of Kurdistan region of northern Iraq during the last three months, which provides a vital source of money to the area in which the cash-strapped in as it struggles to fight the organization Daash terrorist “.
She added that “these sales represent a sign of the growing audacity of the Kurdistan region and the strained relations between Erbil and Baghdad, which has always been a warning that the ultimate goal of the Kurds is the final independence from Iraq.”
The paper said that “the shipping data and sources of trade and keep track of tankers via satellite indicated that the Kurdistan sold the province of 19 million barrels of oil between the beginning of the month of May and even atheist ten of last August,” indicating that “these sales equivalent to $ billion dollars, on the basis of world prices in the last period. ”
She said “one-third of the Kurdistan exports were shipped through the Turkish port of Ceyhan via the Mediterranean Sea to Israel in that period, which represents about 77 percent of the average Israeli demand for crude oil, which amounts to about 240 thousand barrels per day.”
According to the newspaper, traders and analysts in the oil industry said that “Israel’s probably got a Kurdish oil prices reduced despite the fact that officials of the Kurdistan Regional Government deny this.”
According to Vinichiyal Times, she said government adviser in the Kurdistan region, “We do not care where the oil goes after his extradition to traders, because our priority is to get the money needed to finance the Peshmerga forces to fight Daash and disbursement of salaries of civil servants.”
For its part, the KRG said it “did not sell oil directly or indirectly to Israel”, but analysts say that relations between the two sides extends for decades.
The Israeli government has not commented on the power supply as a matter of national security.
She stressed the newspaper that “israel is not the only country which imports oil from Kurdistan, since the month of May Italian refineries imported about 17 percent of supplies from northern Iraq, which averaged 450 000 barrels per day, while Greece and Turkey got the proportions of 8 and 9 percent, respectively “.
Labeled and Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, former Minister of Education current Hussain al-Shahristani, in (July 26, 2015) of oil exported from the Kurdistan region without central government approval oil “escape”, as pointed out that the province sells oil for “suspicious parties”.