Iraq aims to boost southern ports crude export capacity

26 Dec 2020 / 20:24 H.

    DUBAI, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Iraq aims to increase crude oil export capacity from its southern ports to 6 million barrels per day from the current 3.5 million barrels a day capacity, Karim Hattab, deputy oil minister for distribution affairs said in a statement.

    Hattab said the increased capacity would be after 2023 and that the plan includes building 24 storage tanks.

    (Reporting by Amina Ismail; Writing by Yousef Saba; Editing by Pravin Char)

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