The restart of the Haditha refinery comes amid repair progress at three other damaged plants, including Baiji, the country’s largest. With planned new projects attracting scant foreign interest, repairing damaged units is key.

Iraq Minister of Oil Jabbar al-Luaibi has announced the restart of the Haditha refinery and reported progress on repair work at three other refineries damaged during the occupation by Islamic State (IS) of a swathe of northern and western Iraq from early 2014.

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