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Oil: Karbala refinery will raise the country's refining capacity to one million barrels per day
Economy News - Baghdad
The Ministry of Oil confirmed that Karbala refinery will add 200 thousand barrels to the country's refining capacity, announcing the completion of the rehabilitation of Salahuddin 2 refinery with a capacity of 70 thousand barrels per day within the Al-Samoud refinery complex (Baiji).
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Refinery Affairs, Hamid Al-Zobaie, in a statement orde "official" morning and seen by "economy news", "Refineries scattered throughout the country now operating capacity smoothly and repeat nearly 800 thousand barrels per day."
He added, "The ministry has prepared a plan to develop and modernize these refineries combined to improve the refining capacity in them and provide more derivatives," noting that "the plan is to increase the volume of refining capacity in the refineries and reach them to one million barrels per day in the event of the introduction of Karbala refinery to work by the end of 2021, which arrived It is now 78 percent complete, which will contribute to the refining of high-quality products. "
Al-Zobaie and the "staff after having succeeded in the rehabilitation of the refinery Salah al-Din 1 within the refineries steadfastness (Baiji) and currently produces 60 thousand barrels, and (these staff) are now rehabilitation of the refinery Salah al-Din 2, which is expected to enter the work of the next few refining capacity up to 70 Thousand barrels per day. "
"Refineries produce 15 million liters per day of gasoline, 20 million liters per day of kerosene, seven million liters of white oil and 50,000 cubic meters per day of black oil as a by-product," he said. "Cashewel, which would have been enough for Iraq, had it not been for the Ministry of Electricity, which would require the import of nearly 10 million liters of gasoline a day and five million liters of gasoline."
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