Iraq's crude oil exports jumped to a record high 3.73 million b/d in December, the oil ministry said Wednesday, bouncing back from a weather-induced slump the previous month. Exports from Persian Gulf terminals rose to 3.63 million b/d from 3.36 million b/d in November, while loadings of Kirkuk crude transported through the Kurdistan-Turkey pipeline rose to 99,000 b/d from 9,000 b/d. Pipeline exports from the Kirkuk fields resumed in mid-November and have been close to the agreed rate of 100,000 b/d. Iraq has seen a sharp rise in exports from Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan since they were suspended unilaterally by the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government in June 2017. Iraq crude oil exports hit new high at 3.73 million b/d in December | S&P Global Platts So, now things really are picking up.