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Investment Opportunities in Iraq's Oil Refineries

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Oil has announced upcoming investment opportunities in the refining industry. Minister Hayan Abdul-Ghani said the plans include increasing refining capacities as follows: Al-Amarah refinery (150,000 barrels per day); Al-Muthanna refinery (100,000 barrels per day); Kirkuk refinery (100,000 barrels per day); Qayyarah refinery (70,000 barrels per day), and, a new […]

Karbala Oil Refinery to Begin Production in mid-March

By John Lee. The Iraqi Minister of Oil, Hayan Abdul-Ghani, has announced that the Karbala Oil Refinery will begin commercial production in mid-March 2023. The refinery's products, including gasoline and kerosene, will meet the highest European standards and specifications (Euro 5). Production capacity will gradually increase, reaching 140,000 barrels per day by the end of […]

Rotork to supply Karbala Refinery Project

By John Lee. British-based engineering company Rotork is to supply the Karbala Refinery project in Iraq. According to a press release from the company, Rotork will provide large quantities of IQ3 non-intrusive intelligent electric valve actuators, designed specifically for automated flow control systems in hazardous environments. Due to open in 2020, the State Company of […]

Karbala Refinery Project "Halted ... Solvency Concerns"

By John Lee. Work on a the $6-billion Karbala Refinery Project has reportedly been suspended. According to Korea Times, the work has been halted "due to the Iraqi government's late construction payment, raising concerns about its solvency." The Engineer, Procure and Construct (EPC) contractor for the Karbala Refinery Project is HDGSK, a South Korean joint […]