Federal crude flows to two northern Iraq refineries

One refinery was fixed after IS was cleared out. The other is part of a political deal between Baghdad and Kurdistan.
Federal crude flows to two northern Iraq refineries
Qayarah refinery, Nov. 22, 2016. (PATRICK OSGOOD/Iraq Oil Report)

Iraq has unlocked about 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) of refining capacity - a relatively small amount with outsize economic and political implications.

The restart of the Qayarah refinery, south of Mosul, brings a small measure of much-needed economic development to an area recently devastated by years of occupation by the self proclaimed Islamic State (IS) militant group.

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