Midland Refineries will operate the upcoming Karbala cracking refinery, proposed to be built at Karbala, Iraq. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, the a non integrated cracking refinery will be owned by Midland Refineries, with operations expected to start in 2023. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 140
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 72
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 32
Reformer (mbd): 26
Hydrotreater (mbd): 126
Alkylation (mbd): 3
Isomerization (mbd): 13

The capacity of the Karbala refinery is expected to remain the same as 140mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Karbala refinery cracking is expected to witness an estimated $1,300m of capex.

About Midland Refineries

Midland Refineries Co (MRC ) is an oil refining company. The company manufactures a wide range of daura products, which includes liquid petroleum gas (LPG), greases, lubricant oils, naptha , kerosene, jet fuel, diesel, crude oil reductase, gas oil, hydrogenation white oil, asphalt and waxes. The company supplies refined oil and fuel to the Baghdad. It has different departments that include department of engineering test, research and quality control, department of audit and training division. MRC is headquartered in Daura, Baghdad, Iraq.

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