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Canadian Firm Wins Nassiriya Refinery Contract

Iraq’s Oil Ministry has approved a preliminary agreement with Vancouver-based Pacific Future Energy to build a refinery in Nassiriya. Pacific is likely to work on the project in tandem with SNC-Lavalin, a Montreal-based engineering and construction firm that has a partnership with Pacific dating back to 2015, and longstanding ties in Iraq. More details here […]

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Production Restarted at Baiji Refinery

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] announced on Sunday the full rehabilitation of the Salahaddin-2 unit at Baiji oil refinery. The refinery was shut down in 2014 due to the actions of the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh). The Salahaddin-2 unit has a capacity of 70,000 barrels per day […]

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KRG Acts against Illegal Refineries

KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani chaired on Wednesday a meeting of the KRG Oil and Gas Council. It was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, relevant ministers, governors, supervisors of local administrations, and representatives of the Integrity Commission, Board of Supreme Audit, the Attorney General’s Office, and Security (Assayish). The Ministry of Natural […]

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Deadlines Extended for 2 More Oil Refineries

By John Lee. The Ministry of Oil has extended the closing dates for tenders for two new oil refineries: Muthanna refinery, 70,000 bpd: More information here. Diwaniya refinery: 70,000 bpd: More information here. Companies interested in investing must submit their documents by the end of working hours on Sunday, 30th October 2018. For further information […]

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Kirkuk-Baiji-Baghdad Pipeline Opens

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] (pictured) has announced that the Kirkuk-Baiji-Baghdad pipeline is now operational. According to a statement from the Ministry, the 16-inch crude oil pipeline was completed in record time. Running for 180 kilometers, the pipeline will supply the refineries of Baiji and Daura, and the Quds […]

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Al-Kask Refinery re-starts Production

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] (pictured) has announced that the re-construction and rehabilitation of the first unit of the Al-Kask refinery in Ninawa is complete. The facility can process 10,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd). Work is continuing to finish the second unit, which also has a capacity of […]

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Chinese Companies to build Fao Refinery

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly signed a contract with two Chinese companies to build the Fao [Faw] oil refinery. An Iraqi oil official told Reuters the 300,000-bpd facility will include a petrochemical plant. It is to be built by the Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) and Norinco. (Source: Reuters)

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Iraq Extends Deadline for Qayara Refinery Bids

By John Lee. Iraq has extended the deadline to bid for the construction and operation of a new 100,000-bpd Qayara refinery. The full statement from the Ministry of Oil is as follows: The ministry of oil would like to announce for the investment refinery in Ninawa governorate/ Qayara with a capacity of 100 thousand barrels […]

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Southern Refineries to Increase Capacity by 33%

By John Lee. Iraq plans to increase capacity at its southern refineries to 280,000 barrels per day by the end of 2018. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] made the announcement at the opening of the second phase of the fourth unit project in the south refineries in Basrah governorate. The new project will […]

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Iraq to Reduce Oil Products Imports by 25%

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has said that Iraq will reduce imports of petroleum products by 25 percent, as the country restarts production at refineries that were damaged by the Islamic State group (IS, Daesh, ISIS, ISIL). He said that restarting production at the Seeniya, Hadeetha, Qayara and Kirkuk refineries […]

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