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Kirkuk Refinery Design Plans to Finish by April, Official Says

January 26, 2012

Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Iraq will complete initial planning for a 150,000 barrel-a-day refinery in the city of Kirkuk in April, according to Abdulghafoor Abduljabbar, director general of North Refineries Co.

Shaw Energy & Chemicals Ltd. has completed 60 percent of the refinery’s front-end engineering and design phase, Abduljabbar said at an oil forum in Tokyo today.

Engineering and design has already been completed for a 150,000 barrel-a-day plant in Maissan, a 200,000 barrel-a-day facility in Karbala and a 300,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Nasiriya, he said.

--Editors: Alexander Kwiatkowski, Christian Schmollinger

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