raq's oil ministry has extended the deadline to invest in constructing the Nasiriya refinery for the second time
The closing date for investors to purchase bidding documents costing $30,000 has been postponed to 28 December, from 5 November. The last day for submission of investment offers will be 2 February 2018, instead of 21 December. It was originally 12 November.
The refinery was first tendered with a capacity of 300,000 b/d, but the ministry's most recent statements list capacity at 150,000 b/d.
Iraq said on 13 October that Total had expressed interest in the Nasiriya integrated project. This project was initially tendered in 2013 for construction of a refinery alongside development of the field. This project has now been separated. Another project aims to recover associated gas to supply power stations or for export. Oil minister Jabbar al-Luaibi said Chinese state-controlled CNPC has expressed interest in participating in the Nasiriya refinery project.