Iraq Boosts Oil Export Capacity

New project inaugurated in Basra as part of long-term energy strategy, but can domestic production keep pace?

  • The five-terminal project in Basra in southern Iraq. (Photo: Ali Sarhan)
  • Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki inaugurates the five-terminal project. (Photo: Ali Sarhan)
  • Iraq's first floating terminal in the Gulf. (Photo: Ali Sarhan)

A plan to triple Iraq’s oil exporting capacity took off with the inauguration of the first floating terminal in the Gulf port of Basra this week.



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