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Honeywell to Modernize Iraqi Refinery

By John Lee. Honeywell has announced that the Lanaz refinery (pictured) in Erbil will use its technology to upgrade its operations so it can produce more cleaner-burning transportation fuels. It says the project marks the first use of its UOP modular technology in Iraq, and will help Lanaz comply with increasingly strict specifications for fuel […]

Agreement Signed for Al-Faw Refinery Project

By John Lee. The preliminary principles agreement for the Al-Faw investment refinery project has been signed in Baghdad. The refinery will have a capacity of 300,000 barrels per day, while the petrochemical complex will be able to produce 3 million tons [per annum?]. The Minister of Oil, Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, said that this project will […]

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, […]

CITIC Construction Signs Contract for Kirkuk Oil Refinery

By John Lee. On September 3, 2021, China's CITIC Construction successfully signed the EPC general contract for the Kirkuk oil refinery in Iraq. Chen Xiaojia, Chairman of CITIC Construction, and Jalal Haji Ahmed, Chairman of Iraq's Rania International [Ranya], signed the contract in Beijing and Dubai respectively via video link. The Kirkuk refinery can process […]

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)