Ministry awards Nassiriya refinery to Canadian firm

Pacific Future Energy reaches deal to build 150,000 bpd refinery.
Flares burn at the Nassiriya oil field on May 7, 2012. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

BASRA - Iraq's Oil Ministry has approved a preliminary agreement with Vancouver-based Pacific Future Energy to build a refinery in Nassiriya.

Pacific is likely to work on the project in tandem with SNC-Lavalin, a Montreal-based engineering and construction firm that has a partnership with Pacific dating back to 2015, and longstanding ties in Iraq.

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