First refinery in Wassit province approved

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wassit/ Iraq TradeLink:

Wassit Provincial Council announced the approval of the Iraqi oil ministry to build the first oil refinery to use the produced oil from Ahdab and Badra oilfields.

No definite site was allocated for building the refinery in the province as a whole, but it is expected to be near Al-Ahdab oilfield.

Many foreign companies expressed desire to build this refinery.

Shell Oil Company suggested building the refinery with the capacity of 150.000 b/d.