Israel, Jordan to Talk on Iraq Pipeline

(Reuters/Ha'aretz) Israel and Jordan will hold meetings about the possibility of restarting an oil pipeline which sent Iraqi oil from Mosul to the northern Israeli port of Haifa via Jordan during the British Mandate period, a National Infrastructure Ministry source said on Wednesday. "Jordan contacted the prime minister's office," the source said. "We know the section of the pipeline here is in excellent condition but we want to know what the Jordanian part is like and whether it can be restarted easily." Restarting the pipeline could reduce Israel's fuel costs by 25%. [The Iraqi bases H-2 and H-3 in western Iraq were once pumping stations on the Mosul-Haifa pipeline - the "H" stands for Haifa.]

2003-04-09 00:00:00

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