Arab Today, arab today iraq opens offshore oil facility
Last Updated : GMT 06:34:51
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Iraq opens offshore oil facility

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Iraq opens offshore oil facility

Baghdad - Arabstoday

Iraq, seeking to maximise crude oil exports, opened the first of four planned offshore mooring facilities in the Arabian Gulf and intends by March to add 200,000 barrels a day to its capacity for loading tankers there. The new single-point mooring unit, extending into the sea from the southern oil terminal of Fao, has a potential export capacity of 850,000 barrels a day, Falah Al Ameri, chairman of the State Oil Marketing Organisation, said in an interview. Hussain Al Shahristani, deputy prime minister for energy affairs, said in a separate interview yesterday that Iran probably won\'t shut the Strait of Hormuz. \"This would affect all the countries, including Iran itself,\" he said of that nation\'s threats to close Hormuz in response to sanctions over its nuclear programme. \"We are working with other countries to contain the situation and make sure crude exports in the region are not affected.\" Iraq holds the world\'s fifth-largest crude deposits, including Canadian oil sands, according to data from BP Plc. The government is trying to attract foreign investment and expertise to help boost energy exports and rebuild an economy shattered by years of conflict, sanctions and sabotage. The four offshore units would increase the country\'s export capacity by a combined 3.4 million barrels a day by 2013. Iraq, with a narrow coastline pinched between Kuwait and Iran, plans to install an undersea pipeline to each unit and load oil aboard tankers capable of mooring there. The nation also exports crude overland by pipeline through neighbouring Turkey. \"We are ready to market these new capacities, particularly in promising markets in Asia where our crude exports to China currently average 500,000 barrels a day,\" Al Ameri said during a ceremony that Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki attended to inaugurate the facility.  

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today iraq opens offshore oil facility Arab Today, arab today iraq opens offshore oil facility

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today iraq opens offshore oil facility Arab Today, arab today iraq opens offshore oil facility

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Mai Al-Jeddawi presents décor ideas for Ramadan
Arab Today, arab today Sally Shaheen considers hosting a political show
View News in Arabic - Business: نفط وبتروكيماويات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday