The Oil Ministry announced on Sunday the lifting of the export capacity of the port of al-Amaya oil from southern Iraq to more than one million barrels per day.
Said Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil extraction for Karim Hattab during his inspection tour of the fields of oil and Almnchaouat ports and oil exports in the south of the country in a statement obtained "direction Press" a copy of which is that "the ministry is seeking and within its plans to increase the export capacity of the oil port Amiya south of the country to more than million barrels per day, "he said, adding that" Basra oil company is currently conducting rehabilitation and development of the port of Amiya, in order to increase export capacity and reach out to the great rates. "
He added Hattab that "the current available capacity of the port is 250 thousand barrels per day and we plan to expand and increase after the completion of development projects which include building new pipelines and the establishment of pumping and tanks stations to more than 600 thousand barrels during the coming period, down to the export rates of more than more than one million barrels over the next few years, "noting that" this comes within the ministry's plans to increase export capacity Alkhoznip and export outlets south of the country. "
For his part, said ministry spokesman Assem Jihad said, "The tour also included a visit to the oil port of Basra and see and follow-up rehabilitation of some facilities important in the port and meeting workers and to commend their efforts outstanding as well as meeting their needs," pointing out that "the ministerial delegation also lose control center President exports through oil floats unilateralism. "
Iraq has most of its oil exported through the ports of al-Amaya and the port of Basra oilfields, in addition to a single floating platforms for export.
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