Iraq crude exports rise in May

22 June 2010

Iraq's oil ministry has said the country's oil exports in May rose by 9.7% compared to the previous month, the first increase in three months, Bloomberg has reported. Daily shipments rose to about 1.89 million barrels a day, or 58.7 million barrels in total, Asim Jihad, a spokesman for the oil ministry, said. This compares with April shipments of 1.77 million barrels a day, or 53 million for the month.

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