The Middle East Oil Refinery (Midor) plans to increase its refining capacity, reaching 4.5 million tons annually after completing the development and rehabilitation processes, an official source at the Ministry of Petroleum said, Amwal Alghad reported.

Increasing the refining capacity of Midor will contribute to meeting the domestic needs of fuel and petroleum products, as some of which is imported, the source added.

The current capacity of Midor is about 3 million tons per year, which is directed to meet fuel consumption needs in Alexandria and the surrounding areas.

Increasing the refinery’s production capacity comes in line with the sector’s plan of increasing crude oil production to achieve self-sufficiency.