September 26, 2022 08:33 GMT
Iraq has started trial operations at its Karbala oil refinery it said in a statement over the weekend.
- The refinery, located south of Baghdad, has a production capacity of 140,000 bpd.
- Oil products produced by Karbala will cover local demand and will help reduce refined product imports by an estimated 60pc.
- Karbala is Iraq's first new refinery in decades and was initially due on stream in 2018 but the project was beset by delays.