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Vol 41 No 4

Published 18th February 2000


Secret Pipeline

The National Islamic Front government is quietly preparing a second pipeline from the south, with pumps again supplied by Britain's Weir Pumps. The NIF has said it wants to expand production, from some 150,000 barrels per day to 400,000 bpd, using the existing line. Yet it would be technically challenging to increase through-put in the present 28-inch, mainly Chinese-made, pipe. A separate line also splits the risk of sabotage.

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