Iraq sets June 14 bid deadline for Kut oil refinery project

The refinery is one of several crude oil processing projects offered by Iraq as part of plan to become self-sufficient in oil products.

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. An Iraqi worker maintains an oil pipe at Nahr Al-Umran gas refinery in Al-Dier District, northern Basra July 17, 2009.

Image used for illustrative purpose. An Iraqi worker maintains an oil pipe at Nahr Al-Umran gas refinery in Al-Dier District, northern Basra July 17, 2009.

REUTERS/Atef Hassan

BAGHDAD  - Investors interested in bidding for a project to build a 100,000 barrel-per-day refinery in Kut have until June 14 to make offers, an oil ministry statement said on Wednesday.

The refinery, south of Baghdad, is one of several crude oil processing projects offered by Iraq as part of plan to become self-sufficient in oil products.

Iraq is the second-largest crude oil producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries after Saudi Arabia.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli, editing by Louise Heavens) ((maher.chmaytelli@thomsonreuters.com; +9647901917030;))


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