NO. 22

6 MARCH 1989

Abadan Refinery to Restart in April

Given the devastation brought about by the war in the Abadan refinery area,where losses from material damage and foregone production are estimated at $9bn,the restoration within six months of the ceasefire of a small part of therefinery's capacity by teams of Iranian engineers - without any foreignassistance - must be regarded as a considerable achievement.

In its pre-war state, with a capacity of some 630,000 b/d, the Abadan...