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Economy News - Baghdad
On Thursday, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil for Refining Affairs, Hamid Younis, announced the production of high-octane gasoline of both types, “super and improved,” at the Karbala refinery.
During his visit to the refinery and his meeting with the implementing and supporting companies, Younis confirmed, according to a statement by the ministry, that “the inspection visit comes in implementation of the directives of the Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs and Minister of Oil, Hayan Abdul Ghani, to follow up on the refinery’s production operations.”
He pointed out, "The start of production operations for high-octane (super) gasoline, with an octane number of 95, is an important step to advance the refining industry. It will be released for the first time for local consumption in green, in addition to the production of high-octane (improved) gasoline, with an octane number of 92, in red."
According to the statement, Younis held “a meeting that included the Korean coalition, the Petroleum Projects Company, and the refinery’s senior management,” stressing “the importance of continued follow-up and coordination for the continuity of the work of this national and strategic project.”
Younis stressed "the necessity of achieving a high flow of operational operations in the refinery in conjunction with production rates reaching their design capacity of 140 thousand barrels per day."
Younis praised "the national efforts represented in completing the operation of all production units, in addition to the FCC catalyst crushing unit, which is the first of its kind in Iraq to produce gasoline with an octane number of 96 to complement the production of high-octane gasoline, which has reached its highest production capacity."
Added 09/28/2023 - 9:15 PM
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