The Start Of The 3rd Refining Unit Operation in Basra

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 1/29/2013, Location: Middle East

Mr. Abdulkareem Liaybi, the minister of oil announced for the initiation to starting the third refining unit (70 thousand Barrels/ Day) in the southern refineries in Basra Governorate.

Mr. Liaybi said that the new refining unit which is hoped to be opened soon is an important addition to the Iraqi manufacturing, and to meet & cover a big part of the local need of good quality oil derivatives. And added that, this accomplishment comes in the series of projects which are applied by the ministry of oil to develop the refining sector and increase the production. Mr. Liaybi ensured as well that the coming period will witness the addition of new units in this refinery, like the third gasoline qualification unit, the Isomerization unit and Naphtha Hydrogenation unit & others. At the same time, Mr. Liaybi praised the national staff & companies whom are working day and night to develop the oil industry in Iraq.

Mr. Assim Jihad the spokesman of the ministry said that the production level will elevate to more than 210 thousand barrels/ day after the opening of the new unit & completion of the initial trial operation of the current units which produces 140 thousand barrels/ Day, as 70 thousand for each.

Mr. Jihad said also that, the south refineries company was established in 1969 by the establishment of Basra refinery, and started the production in 1974.

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