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Iraq oil minister says $4 billion needed for new downstream oil investments

Iraq oil minister says  billion needed for new downstream oil investments© Reuters. Kuwait Minister of Foreign Affairs Al Sabah poses for a group photo with U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson and other Foreign Ministers and delegates ahead of the Kuwait International Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq, in Bayan

KUWAIT (Reuters) – Iraq needs $4 billion for new investments in its downstream oil industry, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Tuesday, outlining plans to expand its refining capacity over the next several years.

Speaking at a conference on reconstruction of the war-torn country, he also said Iraq planned to boost its production capacity to 7 million barrels per day by 2022, from 5 million bpd at present.

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