The new refining chief says Karbala is on track, Missan is behind schedule, Nassiriya is open for offers, Kirkuk is ready for financing, and Basra can dip into petrodollars to build a new one.
Refineries & Fuel
Iraq's largest oil refinery remains offline with damage assessments incomplete, attacks continuing, and the government unable to control intake or outflow pipeline routes.
Technical teams are to assess the damage to the refinery itself, but securing crude import and fuel export routes are crucial to bringing it back online.
The KRG trying to become a self-sufficient producer of fuel – a goal made more urgent by intensifying security and political challenges.