Iraq supplied 280,000 barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil to Syria and Turkey until the start of hostilities in March. Reuters reported the official as saying 70 per cent of the payments were in cash, realising about $600 million, and the rest in goods. Syria received 180,000 b/d via a pipeline in a deal with Iraq agreed in 2001. The oil was sold at a discount of $7 a barrel on the declared price at the Ceyhan export terminal.