Baiji refinery returns to work after 4-year hiatus


The refinery of Baiji, north of Salah ad Din province, resumed its work after a four-year hiatus after the occupation of the terrorist gangs of the city of Mosul and extended to the province in June 2014 and extended the refinery acts of sabotage.
“After an interval of four years, the first tanker of crude oil was loaded from Baiji refinery,” local media sources said.
Prior to the fall of Mosul, the refinery’s capacity was 300,000 barrels per day of various derivatives.
The Ministry of Oil announced on 29 January last, the start of the comprehensive rehabilitation of the production unit Salahuddin / 2 in the refinery Baiji Salahaddin province.
“The ministry has set a time limit of 6-9 months to complete the rehabilitation of this unit,” Oil Minister Jabbar Ali al-Luaibi said in a statement, which was followed by the Iraqi Economic Center, stressing that he instructed the oil companies in the north, center and south to unite their efforts and employ them to achieve the ministry’s objective. The operation of the refinery, as well as guidance on harnessing all mechanisms, equipment, equipment, tanks and pipelines for the oil companies in support and support the rehabilitation and operation of the refinery of Baiji in the province of Salah al-Din.
He said Allaibi that the ministry has drawn up plans for the rehabilitation and operation of the production unit Salahaddin / 1, and the card 70 thousand barrels per day.

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