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New Oil Refinery announced for Qayara

By John Lee. Iraq's North Oil Company (NOC) has signed a Heads of Agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) with two energy companies to build a 70,000-barrels-per-day oil refinery in Qayara (Qayyarah). The facility, Nineveh province, is to be built by Sweden's SEAB and Turkey's Limak. No information was given regarding the size of the investment or […]

Ministerial Energy Council urges Progress on Refineries

By John Lee. At the most recent meeting of Iraq's Ministerial Energy Council, headed by Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, the Council decided that the South Refineries Company (SRC) should "take the necessary steps" to develop the Shuaiba refinery in Basra Governorate. It also urged the acceleration of work on the 140,000-bpd Karbala oil refinery, […]

Japan extends $300m Loan for Basra Refinery

By John Lee. Japan's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Motegi Toshimitsu, visited Iraq on Saturday, meeting with Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, and President Barham Salih. Minister Motegi announced that Japan intends to extend the "Basrah Refinery Upgrading Project (Phase 3)" Yen loan project (up to the amount of 32.7 billion yen) [$300 […]

Increased Capacity at Dora Refinery

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Oil has opened two plants for improving gasoline and hydrogen production at the Al-Dora refinery in Baghdad. The new gasoline line will increase capacity from 3 million liters per day to 4 million liters per day, and is part of a program to reduce fuel imports by 50 percent […]

Iraq Doubles Capacity at Salahuddin-2 Refinery

By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Oil has doubled capacity at its Salahuddin-2 refinery, part of the Baiji complex, from 70,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 140,000 bpd. Speaking at the opening ceremony on Monday, Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismail said he plans to restore capacity at the plant to the 280,000 bpd level […]

Cabinet approves New Refinery in Dhi Qar

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has approved a refinery project with a capacity of 100,000 barrels per day in Dhi Qar province. A Cabinet Spokesperson said the project will be implemented by three investment companies, but did not name them. (Source: Govt of Iraq)

Iraq to Expand Haditha Refinery

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Oil, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismael, has laid the foundation stone for a new 20,000-barrel-per-day production unit at Haditha Refinery, in Anbar province. The new unit will increase production at the plant to 36,000 barrels per day. The General Director of the North Refineries Company (NRC), Qassem Abdel Rahman, said […]

Cabinet commits resources to Dhi Qar province

The Iraqi Cabinet held an extraordinary meeting in the city Nasiriyah in Dhi Qar province on Monday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. At the start of the meeting, the Prime Minister said that the people of Dhi Qar had sacrificed much for Iraq, but they have suffered from the consequences of past marginalisation. […]

JGC signs Contract for Basra Refinery Upgrade

By John Lee. Yesterday (Thursday), the South Refineries Company (SRC) and Iraq's Ministry of Oil (MOO) signed the contract with Japan's JGC Corporation to start construction of a new Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Complex at Basrah Refinery. The project is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)'s ODA (Official Development Assistance) loan project. The […]