February 13, 2018 / 9:27 AM / 8 months ago

Iraq oil minister says $4 billion needed for new downstream oil investments

KUWAIT, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Iraq needs $4 billion for new investments in its downstream oil industry, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Tuesday, outlining plans to expand its refining capacity over the next several years.

Speaking at a conference on reconstruction of the war-torn country, he also said Iraq planned to boost its crude oil production capacity to 7 million barrels per day by 2022, from 5 million bpd at present. (Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Writing by Noah Browning; Editing by Andrew Torchia)

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