Erbil (Iraq), Nov 11 (EFE) .- Iraq has signed a preliminary agreement with Iran for the export of between 30,000 to 60,000 barrels of oil per day from the fields located in the province of Kirkuk, through the road to Alhudyat, announced today the Iraqi oil minister, Yabar Ali Alaiby. P>
In a statement, Alaiby said the pre-agreement stipulates that oil will be moved in trucks to the common border point between both countries wax of the Iranian province of Qarmansha. p>
In addition, he adds that this amount could be increased. p>
The rich and The disputed province of Kirkuk houses about 330 wells and the production rate of each well is around 35,000 barrels per day. p>
It is estimated that only the oil reserve of the Kirkuk city (capital of the province), is 13 billion barrels, about 12% of Iraq's reserves. p>
In mid-October the Iraqi government regained control of Kirkuk, after having forced a withdrawal of the Kurds who had taken advantage of the offensive against the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) in 2014 to control some territories that they belonged administratively to Baghdad, as is the case of part of Kirkuk. p>
Baghdad decided to expel the Kurdish forces in retaliation for the celebration by the authorities of the autonomous region of Kurdistan of a referendum of independence, on September 25, and that counted on the rejection of the central Government.