Former Iraqi officials are helping to build an oil refinery in Kurdistan

Former Iraqi officials are helping to build an oil refinery in Kurdistan

06/09/2012 13:58

Arbil September 6 / September (Rn) – Navigate oil officials former to the Kurdistan region of Iraq after fed daily violence in Baghdad to help build a refinery strategy will meet the needs of the region of the fuel, according to a report to the Agency “Reuters”. and take territory management government and its armed forces, but depends on the the federal government in Baghdad to get a percentage of Iraqi oil revenues. officials, however, in response say that there is a shortage region in key products such as diesel, kerosene and he now receives 15 thousand barrels a day of Iraqi refineries. It is expected that this will change thanks to a major expansion of the refinery, “all your “owned by a group Carr, which lies on the outskirts of Arbil, capital of Kurdistan. It is scheduled to increase its capacity to 100 thousand barrels per day of 40 thousand barrels per day by the end of this year. and will be added to the capacity of 85 thousand barrels per day by mid-2014. This is administered by expansion divided into two phases, which are estimated to cost one billion dollars Former Iraqi oil officials are currently working in the Carr Group, a company based energy services Arbil.Abdullah Al-Zubaidi was former Director-General of the Southern Oil Company in Basra first arrivals. The is summoning his colleagues, including star Hadi, who is currently a project manager in the refinery all your. said Hadi (68 years), who took management Basra refinery in southern Iraq for two decades, “it is safe here. retired from my job and I had to do something so I keep.” “With Carr We are working for the private sector. things done faster and easier. They know how to work.” When Bob moved to Kurdistan in 2007 there were no refinery in the area all your rocky desert. Carr has won a contract to complete the established Originally card 20 thousand barrels per day in 2008 and completed the task in less than a year. Then added 20 thousand barrels per day in 2010. and at full current of 40 thousand barrels per day longer refinery all your biggest in Kurdistan as covering 50 percent of the domestic demand.Thanks to expansion, which approached completion will produce refinery of 100 thousand barrels per day of products such as liquefied petroleum gas, gasoline, oil fuel and naphtha by the end of the year, enough to meet 70 percent of demand.scheduled addition of 85 thousand barrels per day by mid-2014 to reach a total capacity to 185 thousand barrels per day and meet the needs of the region. said Hadi “Anything I need to continue to run the refinery can be obtained quickly and easily .. this is very important. “while working for the government (in Iraq), sometimes do not get the money or you have to get approvals at the highest level. Here I took the decision myself. “This was achieved progress in spite of a long dispute term between Kurdistan and the federal government on oil and land.exacerbated those tensions since the signing Kurdistan agreements exploration with major oil companies like Exxon Mobil and Chevron. Baghdad says that these agreements are not legal because it insists on it alone Her right to export Iraqi crude. addition to managing the refinery project has Hadi and Iraqi experts others in the refining sector trained technicians response. and being fed refinery ore field Khormalp the northern extension of the Kirkuk field giant oil. After processing crude at the refinery is loaded on tankers and distributed across the region. Hadi said the number of trucks used 250 trucks, but will rise to three-fold while the established full capacity of 185 thousand barrels per day. “It’s very expensive and not easy …Definitely going to need more infrastructure for the distribution of our products whenever our expansion. ” Abdullah Sabri

Source: aknews