Najaf Refinery Output Up 30% in 2011

Najaf Refinery achieved a 30% rise in overall production in 2011 compared to a year earlier, the Director of the Najaf refinery said this week.

Leith al-Gharrawi told AKnews that the refinery produced about 7.174 million barrels of petroleum, up from about 5 million barrels in 2010.

The production of kerosene was also 30% higher at 111 million liters, versus 85.6 million liters in 2010.

The refinery also produced 196.128 million liters of diesel in 2011, up 28% from 153.634 liters in 2010.

‘Black oil’ output was up 35% from about 220 million liters in 2010 to about 295 million liters in 2011.

These increases could raise the petrodollar income of Najaf province.

(Sources: AKnews, Aswat al-Iraq)

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