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Iraq aims to boost southern ports crude export capacity

An Iraqi oil worker at an oil refinery in the town of Nasiriyah, Iraq. (File/AFP)
An Iraqi oil worker at an oil refinery in the town of Nasiriyah, Iraq. (File/AFP)
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27 Dec 2020 12:12:37 GMT9
27 Dec 2020 12:12:37 GMT9
  • Hattab said the increased capacity would be after 2023

DUBAI: Iraq aims to increase crude oil export capacity from its southern ports to 6 million barrels per day from the current 3.5 million barrels a day capacity, Karim Hattab, deputy oil minister for distribution affairs said in a statement.

Hattab said the increased capacity would be after 2023 and that the plan includes building 24 storage tanks.

Reuters
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