Iraq plans to join in the Middle East’s petrochemicals boom, but its ambitions for worldscale plants are likely to hinge on the integration of projects with planned grassroots refineries.

Salah al-Sheikhly, former Iraqi ambassador to the UK, said at the Iraq Petrochem and Heavy Industry 2013 conference in London on 28 May that “Iraq is serious about building a modern petrochemicals industry with international firms.” (CONTINUED - 879 WORDS)