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Iran to Rebuild Abadan Refinery

According to the Iranian Oil Minister, Mr. Gholamreza Aghazadeh, Iran isplanning to rebuild the 630,000 b/d Abadan refinery, which was destroyed in theearly days of the Gulf war, and expand it into "one of the most sophisticated refineries of its kind." In a statement to theofficial Iraniannews agency IRNA on 21 August, Mr. Aghazadeh also said that Iran would pushahead with plans to build a new 220,000 b/d refinery at the Gulf...