Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region began exporting crude oil in 2009
A worker at the Tawke oil refinery near the village of Zacho, in the Iraqi autonomous region of Kurdistan, in 2009. Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region has halted crude exports, nearly a week after it rejected a new oil and gas law approved by the central government, according to Iraqi Oil Minister Abdelkarim al-Luaybi. © Ali al-Saadi - AFP/File
Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region began exporting crude oil in 2009
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Last updated: December 14, 2011

Kurdistan region halts oil exports: Iraq minister

Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region halted crude exports on Sunday, nearly a week after it rejected a new oil and gas law approved by the central government, Oil Minister Abdelkarim al-Luaybi said.

"The government of the Kurdistan region today halted oil exports without giving reasons," Luaybi told AFP on the sidelines of an oil conference in the Jordanian capital.

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