MPGC: Postwar Iraq's refining sector continues to take shape

A program of rehabilitation and reconstruction for the Iraqi refining industry is beginning to take shape.A. Barifcani, advisor on downstream operations for Iraqi's Ministry of Oil, May 11 described plans for the industry at the Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference in Bahrain. He didn't discuss how the program would be financed other than to say a "prudent, thoughtful investment plan" is in place.Also at the conference, Hazim Sultan, director general of the ministry's Reservoirs and Fields Development Directorate, said Iraqi production of crude oil would reach 3.3-3.5 million b/d by the end of 2005.Progress both upstream and downstream comes despite the threat of sabotage an...

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