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Cablegate: Export of Turkish Lpg and Gasoline to Iraq

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

231012Z May 03

UNCLAS ANKARA 003393

SIPDIS


SENSITIVE


STATE FOR PRM, E, EB, EUR/SE, NEA/NGA, AND IO
NSC FOR QUANRUD AND BRYZA


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ETTC PREL TU IZ
SUBJECT: EXPORT OF TURKISH LPG AND GASOLINE TO IRAQ
CONTINUES ON TRACK


REF: A) ANKARA 3157 B) ANKARA 2915


(SBU) U.S. military contractor Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR)
told econoff May 22 that the operation to purchase and
deliver Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) and benzine (gasoline)
from Turkey to Northern Iraq is proceeding on track
(reftels). Since May 10, KBR has delivered approximately
3,000 metric tons of Turkish LPG and 13 million liters of
benzine to Iraq, which will be donated as humanitarian
assistance to Iraqi civilians. KBR is now delivering 680
metric tons of LPG and 3.7 million liters of benzine from
Turkey to Iraq daily. The contractor expects the daily
quantities of LPG delivered to ramp up to 1,360 metric tons
by May 25. KBR reports that the GOT is facilitating the
operation.
PEARSON

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