[size=36]Oil responds to a deputy on the revenues of Iraqi refineries[/size]
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the Ministry of Oil replied, Friday, to the statements of MP Adnan Al-Zorfi regarding the rate of crude oil supplied to Iraqi refineries and the revenues accruing from them, while indicating that it was ready to provide the required data and documents.
The ministry stated in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of it, "While the Oil Ministry affirms its belief in the principle of respecting opinion and other opinion and taking all the observations that serve the public good, it stresses the necessity for all statements, opinions and comments to be characterized by accuracy, responsibility and honesty Professional, national and objective. "
She added, "On the statements of MP Adnan Al-Zarfi, a member of the House of Representatives, who made it to a satellite channel, the ministry emphasizes the inaccuracy of the numbers and information contained in the statements."
She continued, "In order to clarify the facts for citizens and public opinion, the ministry confirms that the rate of crude oil equipped for Iraqi refineries is at the amount of (644) thousand barrels per day and not the amount (one million) barrels as stated by the deputy Al-Zarfi, while sales of oil products are equivalent to its value (13) One billion dollars, not 23 billion dollars, as MP Al-Zarfi said!
She pointed out, "The actual sales revenue of oil products has reached (10.6) trillion Iraqi dinars, not as stated by the MP Al-Zorfi, that it does not exceed (2) trillion dinars. As for the total value of the oil products, if imported to meet the local need in full, it is estimated at (12.2) One billion dollars annually, and the cost of imported gasoline to fill the shortfall between supply and demand is equivalent to $ 1.7 billion.
It stated, "The mentioned resources for the sales of oil derivatives do not include the operational costs and other expenses that were funded from the sales of oil derivatives, especially the salaries of the employees, whose number is estimated at (30) thousand employees. Therefore, it is not logical to assume that these refineries are closed because that involves laying down these large numbers." Of workers, knowing that the Ministry of Oil is facing constant pressure to absorb large numbers of unemployed and graduates, as several thousand of them were absorbed and involved in working in refineries.
And she added: "We must all not lose sight of an important fact and we are dealing with an issue related to the mechanisms of providing oil derivatives, which is that one of the most important reasons that led to an increase in the quantities of importing oil derivatives from abroad is the high percentage of shortages and deficits that occur in the national production of oil derivatives." After the exit of the Al-Samoud refinery in Baiji in 2014 from production due to its destruction and sabotage by the terrorist gangs, and the loss of refining capacity estimated at (300 thousand barrels) of oil derivatives, in addition to the exit of other refineries in the governorates (Nineveh, Salah al-Din, Kirkuk, Anbar About the service, the production of which ranges from one to the other Yen (10-30) thousand barrels for the same reasons set forth mentioned, taking into consideration the increase after the consumption of oil derivatives after the release of a number of provinces from the grip of the terrorist gangs. "
The Ministry asserted, to all concerned agencies and oversight bodies, interested parties, and members of the House of Representatives, "its readiness to provide the data and documents required by it to review it, and to answer all inquiries with high transparency, in order to avoid them falling into the prohibited and not to circulate and declare inaccurate information, knowing that the ministry publishes Information related to oil activity on the Ministry's official website. "Ended 29 / h