PM Inaugurates The Strategic Karbala Refinery, With A Production Capacity Of 140,000 Barrels Per Day

The Prime Minister, Muhammad Al-Sudani, inaugurated this morning the Karbala refinery, with a capacity of 140,000 barrels per day, according to approved international standards, in the presence of the Minister of Oil, the Governor of Karbala, and a number of officials and technical advisors.

Al-Sudani conducted, according to a statement by his office, a field tour in the refinery's departments and listened to a detailed explanation of the stages of production and future plans for development.

The Karbala refinery, which was implemented by the Korean company Hyundai, is one of the strategic projects, and it is the first refinery in Iraq that works with modern technologies, and its white products are produced according to the latest European standards classified as environmentally friendly, as the purity of the produced gasoline reaches a degree of 95 octane, and the project adheres to the Iraqi environmental law.

The refinery includes 33 operational, service and storage units with large production capacities. It also includes an integrated warehouse, a station for pumping products to external warehouses, gas filling plants, and a power station with a capacity of 200 megawatts, with 4 units, each of which operates with a capacity of 50 megawatts to supply the refinery with its needs, through which it will supply 60 megawatts for the national grid.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency