$4bn for New Refinery in Karbala

By John Lee.

The Ministry of Oil has allocated $4 billion for the construction of a new refinery in Karbala.

According to a report from Azzaman, the 150,000-bpd refinery will take four years to complete and it will be built by Iraqi technicians and engineers under the supervision of a team of international experts.

The ministry’s undersecretary for refineries and gas processing, Ahmad al-Shamaa, said the ministry had plans to construct three more major refineries, one with a capacity 300,000 bpd, and another two with a capacity of 150,000 bpd each.

Iraq is expected to add 650,000 barrels to its refining capacity in four years, taking its total refining capacity to more than 1.1 million barrels a day.

(Source: Azzaman)

2 Responses to $4bn for New Refinery in Karbala

  1. Samar Rassam 9th November 2012 at 15:56 #

    We did a similar project in the late 80's, for the Degassing Station East Baghdad field under the supervision of Snamprogetti.

    It was an extremely successful trial. Iraqi Technicians and Engineers were trained to a high calibre to carry out the job.

  2. Samar Rassam 9th November 2012 at 15:59 #

    Further to my earlier comments, I am sorry I ommitted to tick
    the followup comments box.

    Thank you