“It looks like these will be temporary disruptions,” said Olivier Jakob, managing director of consultants Petromatrix GmbH in Zug, Switzerland. “It’s in no one’s interest to shut off the pipeline. The Kurds need the money, while the Iraqis had international support for taking Kirkuk, and they might loose some of that if they cut off oil.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-18/iraq-s-pipeline-exports-slump-after-clash-with-kurds-at-kirkuk