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Iraq aims to boost southern ports crude export capacity

DUBAI, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Iraq aims to increase crude oil export capacity from its southern ports to 6 million barrels per day from the current 3.5 million barrels a day capacity, Karim Hattab, deputy oil minister for distribution affairs said in a statement.

Hattab said the increased capacity would be after 2023 and that the plan includes building 24 storage tanks.

Reporting by Amina Ismail; Writing by Yousef Saba; Editing by Pravin Char

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