Iraqi Oil Ministry Announces Near Opening of North Refinery in Baiji

Source: 1/15/2024, Location: Middle East

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil praised the national effort of the Northern Refineries Company and its supporting bodies, after the national staff was able to rebuild the Northern Refinery in Baiji in record time, with a refining capacity of (150) thousand barrels per day, which it is hoped will be opened soon.

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil for Refining Affairs, Mr. Hamid Younis, said during his field inspection and follow-up of the North Refinery Reconstruction Project in Baiji, Salah al-Din Governorate, today, Monday, January 15, 2024, that the company is putting the final touches to the completion of the North Refinery Reconstruction Project, which was subjected to vandalism and destruction to the extent of ( 90%).

The Undersecretary indicated the government and the Ministry’s keenness to reconstruct this refinery, which represents a challenge and an important addition to national production, and contributes to covering an important part of the local needs of citizens, industrial facilities and electric power stations.

Younis pointed to the great role of the Prime Minister in supporting the ministry’s efforts in accelerating the completion of the reconstruction stages and restoring life to the refinery, through his diligent follow-up, in addition to the follow-up of the Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs and the Minister of Oil, expressing his hope that the project will be opened during the next few period.

The Director General of the Northern Refineries Company, Mr. Adnan Muhammad Hammoud, gave a brief explanation of the technical and engineering preparations for the trial operation of the refinery. The inspection tour of the Undersecretary included holding a meeting for the company’s officials, then inspecting the ongoing work in the company

The production units of the refinery and meeting with officials and workers. It is noteworthy that the national effort was able last year to reconstruct the Salah al-Din 1 and Salah al-Din 2 refineries, with a capacity of 70,000 barrels per day each, within the Al-Samoud refinery complex in Baiji in Salah al-Din Governorate, which also includes the Al-Shamal refinery with a capacity of 150,000 barrels. Daily, filtering oils and fats. ?

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