Iraq’s Oil Ministry has invited new bids for a 300,000 b/d refinery at Nasiriya. Even without the ditched upstream element, the project will struggle to move forwards.

Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi says domestic and foreign firms will be invited to build a 300,000 b/d refinery at Nasiriya in southern Iraq. The project was earlier offered packaged with further development of Nasiriya oilfield, where state firm South Oil (SOC) has boosted output to 80,000 b/d, from 65,000 b/d...