Oil Minister: Iraq cannot do without importing gas

  • 14-01-2021, 17:08
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    Baghdad - INA


    Oil Minister Ihssan Abdul-Jabbar said that the opening of the Salah al-Din refinery, with a capacity of 60,000 barrels per day, will contribute to reducing the volume of import of white products, while noting that the import of gas cannot be dispensed with.


     Abdul-Jabbar told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), today, Thursday, that "the added refinery has a design capacity of 70 thousand barrels per day and an operational capacity of 60 thousand barrels, and this is a great addition to the national economy and will contribute to reducing the volume of import of white products from outside the country and will open large areas in development".

     He added, "There are additional units that will be added during the month of June and another in September to produce larger quantities of gasoline."

     He pointed out, "The opening of a gas plant in Basra at the end of 2022, while another plant will be opened in Maysan Governorate in the first quarter of 2023, while Dhi Qar will witness the opening of a new plant in 2024."

     Abdul-Jabbar stated that "the total energies that are supposed to be added from 2021 to 2025 will be 1500 million cubic feet."