Iraq inaugurates oil port of Basra floating in the Persian Gulf 13/03/2012 - 13:11
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Sumerian News / Baghdad
Deputy Prime Minister Hussein al-Shahristani, Tuesday, for the launch of the port of Basra floating the new Persian Gulf, stressing that one of the tanker left the port after the completion of its cargo of it, amounting to two million barrels. said Hussein al-Shahristani said in a statement issued by his office today, and got " Alsumaria News ", a copy of it, that" Iraq began launching the port of Basra floating the new Persian Gulf, "noting that" this port entered active service and will continue to load it in turn. " Shahristani said that "the carrier (MAERSK HIRADO) of the Company (CONOCOPHILLIPS) , left port in the early hour of the night on Monday, after the completion of its cargo of it, amounting to two million barrels. " The Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki opened, in the February 12, 2012, the first floating platform to export oil, which was created by a company to iTunes the British out of five platforms floating the Ministry seeks to create it, while the Oil Ministry announced on the 21 of the same month, the postponement of the operation of the port's oil in Basra because of bad weather, pointing out that it is seeking to open two ports floating during the current year. and Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, Hussain al-Shahristani, in the fourth From October 2011, that Iraq will raise the rate of export of oil through the year 2012, to more than 3 million barrels per day after the opening of the 4 ports floating north of the Gulf, confirming the presence of a plan to increase exports through new outlets, while likely to reach production capacity of the country by 2017 to 12 million barrels. and Iraq signed in 2010 contracts with foreign companies to develop some oil fields in the two rounds of licensing the first and second, to raise the production ceiling to 11 million barrels per day within the next six years, and to 12 million barrels a day, after the addition of the quantities produced from the fields other national effort, has focused the majority of those contracts to develop oil fields, large fields in southern Iraq. noteworthy that Iraq currently produces about 2.9 2.9 million barrels of crude oil per day, of which at least 1.9 million barrels extracted from fields located in the province of Basra , while the exports of Iraqi crude oil, currently about 2.2 million barrels per day, and most of those quantities exported by tankers freely through the ports of Basra (pristine deep) and al-Amaya floating, and are located in Iraqi territorial waters, and with a capacity to export 1.7 million barrels a day, and pumping two oil through the pipeline extends under the water and related warehouses storing coastal located near the center of Faw, about (100 km south of Basra), while export quantities produced from the northern fields to the port of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean Sea through a pipeline carrier, and the remaining quantities are exported to Jordan using pelvic carriers.