Baiji: A power cut shut down operations at Iraq’s largest oil refinery on Sunday, officials at the plant said, adding it was unclear when work would resume.

A senior official at the refinery said, “This morning at 8:15 work at the refinery was stopped completely because of the shutdown of electricity.”

The plant in Baiji, north of Baghdad, refines around 275,000 barrels of crude oil per day into gasoline, diesel and other products for the domestic market. Officials said exports were not affected by the incident.

A power cut halted production at the Baiji refinery in January, closing it for two days.

(Gulf News)