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Oil exports from Iraq's Kurdish region rise to 170,000 bpd

BAGHDAD, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Oil exports from Iraq's Kurdish region have risen to 170,000 bpd and will reach 200,000 "within days", Oil Minister Abdul-Kareem Luaibi said on Thursday.

Luaibi also said oil exports from Iraq would hit 2.6 million bpd in October and expected the oil price to stay within a range of $100-120, which he described as suitable to both consumers and producers.

(Reporting by Aseel Kami; writing by Isabel Coles; editing by James Jukwey)

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Keywords: IRAQ OIL\