Al-Sudani follows up on projects to expand the production of oil derivatives at Basra Refinery

Prime Minister, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani followed up on projects to expand the production of oil derivatives at the Basra Refinery. The Prime Minister's Media Office said in a statement, 'Today, Saturday, Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani conducted a visit to the Basra refinery projects and its expansions, in a field follow-up within the government's path to completing lagging projects, increasing the production of oil derivatives, and maximizing revenues from hydrocarbon wealth.' The statement added, "al-Sudani visited the site of the FCC catalyst cracking project, which has reached 81% completion. It is one of the leading strategic projects and relies on the waste of the refining process, in order to produce gasoline, gas oil, and liquefied cooking gas (LPG). It is hoped that it will be completed in mid-2025, and the project will employ 13,000 Iraqi workers, technicians, and engineers. During his tour, Al-Sudani was briefed on the executive work progress in constructing the fourth refining unit in the refinery, which will have a design capacity capable of refining 70,000 barrels/day of crude oil and converting it into derivatives. He also supervised the actual operation of the steam boiler unit, with a production capacity of 300 tons /hour, to supply the production expansions in the refinery units and facilities with the steam necessary for operation. Source: National Iraqi News Agency