Israel Approaches Turkey for Reactivation of Mosul-Haifa Pipeline
Thursday, April 17 2003 @ 04:58 PM MSD
Istanbul, TURKEY, April 17, 2003 - Israel has made an offer to Turkish contacting firms to reactivate the Mosul-Haifa pipeline, which has been closed for the last 55 years. Not only the Israeli government but also Israeli firms have reportedly approached Turkish companies for an oil pipeline that would provide transportation of 5 million barrels of oil from northern Iraq to the Israeli port of Haifa.
Turkish Contractors Union Chairman Nihat Ozdemir confirmed the offers from Israel and noted that a considerable part of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline construction had been carried out by Turkish firms. Pointing out that Turkish construction firms had important experience in the subject of international oil transportation, Ozdemir said that it was \"normal\" that Turkish firms had been chosen to rebuild the pipeline.