Iraq Plans to Export Oil Derivatives

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Iraq Plans to Export Oil Derivatives

Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced intentions to enhance refinery production capabilities in order to improve quality, meet environmental regulations, and eventually export oil derivatives.

According to a report by the state-run , southern refineries are currently producing 280,000 barrels per day, with the Karbala [Kerbala] refinery supplying 140,000 barrels.

The Al-Samoud [Sumoud] refineries at Baiji [Beiji], including the new refinery, produce around 270–280 thousand barrels per day.

Furthermore, the Doura [Dora, Daura] refinery in the center produces between 110 and 120 thousand barrels per day.

The government has been striving to restore refineries, like as the Al-Samoud refineries in Baiji, that were devastated by ISIS attacks. Reconstruction efforts have been effective, as two refineries at Salah al-Din [Salahuddin] (70,000 bpd each) and the North Refinery (150,000 bpd) have been restored.

The ministry’s goal is to raise production, enhance quality, and fulfill local demand before progressively switching to derivative exports. Promising projects, such as the Al-Faw Refinery Project, are ongoing to attain these objectives.