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Iraqi PM inaugurates Karbala oil refinery

BAGHDAD, April 1 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammad Al-Sudani, on Saturday, inaugurated the Karbala oil refinery which has a production capacity of 140,000 barrels per day (bpd).
The prime minister's office said in a statement, the refinery, built by South Korean firm Hyundai, can produce nine million liters of fuel a day, equivalent to more than half of Iraq's daily imports of 15 million liters.
The refinery also includes a power station with a capacity of 200 megawatts, with four units, each of which operates with a capacity of 50 megawatts, all of which are allocated to supply the refinery with its electricity needs, except for 60 megawatts that go to the national electricity grid, it added. (end) aah.aa