Iraq's Karbala oil refinery to start production before year end

BAGHDAD, July 18 (Reuters) - Production at Iraq's Karbala oil refinery south of Baghdad will begin by the end of the year, oil minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar said on Monday.

The Karbala project has a production capacity of 140,000 barrels of oil per day, the minister added.

Reporting by Moataz Mohamed; Writing by Lina Najem; Editing by Jan Harvey

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