null
Shell Seals Deal to Build Petrochemical Plant in South Iraq

Shell Seals Deal to Build Petrochemical Plant in South Iraq

By on Jan 30 2015

Royal Dutch Shell signed a deal with Iraq on January 28 to build a petrochemical plant in the Basra oil hub, located in the south of the country, and have it up and running in the next five to six years.

The Nibras complex, as it will be called, will make Iraq the largest petrochemical producer in the Middle East.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced last week that the Nibras complex will be, "One of the largest investments [for Iraq] and the most important in the petrochemical sector," according to a January 2015 Reuters article. He also said that the plant will be capable of producing 1.8 million tons of product annually.

In the same article, a Shell spokesman told —Reuters that, "Shell has been working with the Iraqi ministries of industry and minerals and jointly with the ministries of oil and transport to develop a joint investment model for a world-scale petrochemical cracker and derivative complex in the south of Iraq."

Currently, Shell has a major presence in southern Iraq, operating the Majnoon oilfield and leading a joint venture with the Basra Gas Company.


You might also be interested in:


Do Non-Contact Body Thermometers Really Work?
by Evan Reboli on Jan 12 2021

As a first line of defense, knowing that an individual is running a fever is by far the best indic…
Culture
Newsletter | November 2020
by Petroleum Service Company on Dec 10 2020

INTRODUCING Xenon Fe✔er Defense Shop Xenon Fever Defense
monthly newsletter
Petroleum Product of the Week: Wrapping Paper
by Jordan Ramirez on Dec 02 2020

Over 500 years ago, Gutenberg's printing press surfaced as one of the most groundbreaking inventions…
Petroleum Product of the Week