Iraq to spend $ 250 mm in repairing damaged oil projects

Jul 04, 2004 02:00 AM

An Iraqi state oil company has started investing $ 250 mm to repair damaged oil pipelines and depots and set up new ones.
The $ 250 mm was recently allocated to the State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP) to rehabilitate oil pipelines that have seen been targets of sabotage over the last year which hinder the country's efforts for post-war reconstruction.

According to the report, the project includes stretching new networks of pipelines to supply liquid gas for cooking and operating power systems. SCOP would buy equipment and needed spare parts for the work from abroad, but its technicians would do the fieldwork.
"The project includes connecting various Iraqi provinces with a network of pipelines to supply liquid gas for domestic use," the report quoted SCOP director Ahmed Al Shammaa as saying.

He said the pipelines, which would be repaired or set up, would be of 22 to 44 inch in diameter, according to the report.
According to the report, Al Shammaa said that the project would also include locating 20 oil depots, each of a capacity of 10,000 cm. He said SCOP had already contracted to buy eight more oil depots planned to be installed in southern Iraq.

Source: Khaleej Times
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