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Iraq seeks court order to seize oil worth US$100m in Texas

It claims the oil was illegally pumped from Kurdistan wells

[HOUSTON] The Iraqi Oil Ministry is seeking a court order to seize more than US$100 million of oil waiting to offload in Galveston, Texas, that it claims was illegally pumped from wells in Kurdistan.

Kurdish officials "misappropriated" more than one million barrels of oil from northern Iraq and exported it through a Turkish pipeline, according to a complaint filed on Monday in federal court in Houston.

The US officially recognises Kurdistan as part of Iraq, although the Kurdish people have jockeyed...

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