Mr. Jabbar Ali Hussein Al-Luiebi the minister of oil declared the beginning of the complete rehabilitation operations for the unit Salahuddeen/2- Baiji refinery in Salahuddeen governorate.
Mr. Al-Luiebi said that the unit is capable of producing 70 thousand barrels/ day and the north refineries company (NOC) is working day and night “with the support of the companies of the ministry ” to speed-up the rehabilitation of this vital unit before the end of this year. Because this unit can cover a big part of the local need for the oil products and feed the power stations too.
Mr. Al-Luiebi said also that the ministry of oil have set a time table between 6 to 9 months to finish the rehabilitation of the unit. He said also that he ordered the oil companies in the north, middle and south of Iraq to unify their efforts to restart the refinery. He also ordered to use all the machinery, equipment, reservoirs and pipelines of the oil companies to support the rehabilitation operations in order to restart the refinery again.
Mr. Al-Luiebi said that the ministry of oil have made the appropriate plans to restart the production unit Salahuddeen/1 (70 thousand B/D) after the allocation of the necessary finance.
Source: Ministry of Oil
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