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Q&A: Hossam Hussein Wali, director general of the South Refineries Company

Iraq's largest refinery has expanded its capacity by 70,000 bpd after long delays related to an unresolved dispute with a contractor.
Hossam Hussein Wali, director general of the South Refineries Company, in his office at the Shuaiba refinery on Oct. 27, 2020. (ALI AL-AQILY/Iraq Oil Report)

BASRA - Basra's Shuaiba refinery has finally overcome extensive delays to complete a new processing unit that expands the facility's capacity by 70,000 barrels per day (bpd), taking it up to a total of 280,000 bpd.

With the completion of new pipelines, the refinery is now receiving up to 300,000 bpd from southern oil fields, according to Hossam Hussein Wali, the director general of the state-run South Refineries Company (SRC).

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