Middle East Economic Survey
KRG Starts Up New Refinery With Kirkuk Feedstock
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on 19 July inaugurated oil flows from Kirkuks Khurmala Dome to a new 75,000 b/d refinery in Irbil. The project, Iraqs first ever private sector refinery, was agreed at a meeting last November between KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and federal Minister of Oil Husain al-Shahristani (MEES, 1 December). However, the relationship between the KRG and...