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July 27, 2022

Qayarah I Refinery, Iraq

By Carmen

North Refineries operates the Qayarah I refinery, which is located in Nineveh, Iraq. It is a non integrated refinery owned by North Refineries. The refinery, which started operations in 1955, has an NCI of 1.43.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 20

The capacity of the refinery is expected to increase to 90mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Qayarah I refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $891.8m.

Upcoming expansion project at Qayarah I refinery


About North Refineries

North Refineries Company (North Refineries) is involved in the refining activities. The company units include sulfur recovery unit, hydrocracking unit, reforming unit, hydrotreating unit, flashing unit, distillation unit, and catalyst regeneration units. The major projects and plants of the company are Salahudin-1 refinery, Salahudin-2 refinery, power feeding for secondary refineries, rehabilitation of industrial water treatment unit, construction of new liquid petroleum gas, installation of new asphalt unit and diesel power generation plant. North Refineries is headquartered in Karada, Baghdad, Iraq.


Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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