Iraq to resume fuel transportation to Basra by train after a 14-year hiatus


Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi said on Tuesday that Iraq is resuming the transfer of fuel to Basra by train after a 14-year hiatus.
Iraq has resumed the transfer of oil products by rail from the Doura refinery in Baghdad to Basra in the south after it stopped following the entry of US forces to Iraq in 2003, said Allaibi P Bayan.
He added that “the sincere national efforts of the employees of the Central Refineries Company and its backers have resulted in the speedy completion and rehabilitation of the railway network extended from the refinery of the cycle, which is linked to the national network of railways and stalled since 2003, as well as the completion of the system of loading the train, which include loading platforms and unloading And the measurement of petroleum products from the tubs and train cars.
He explained that “this achievement, which aims to transfer quantities of 1000 cubic meters of fuel oil and other derivatives up to the rate of 4000 cubic meters per day, and will achieve significant economic benefits, including high flow in the transport process, reduce the financial costs and reduce environmental damage , Mitigate the negative impacts on roads and bridges, and alleviate the congestion caused by the process of transporting oil products in the basins, as well as reduce the time and effort, and prevent the accumulation of fuel oil in the refinery.

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