Qatar plans to revive US$2bn Tunisia refinery

Qatar’s government said it has revived a plan to build Tunisia’s second refinery and may need a partner for the US$2bn project.

“The costs of the project are very high, and it may require another partner,” Khalid Al-Attiyah, Qatar’s minister for international cooperation, told reporters in the Tunisian capital yesterday. He did not elaborate.

In 2007, Qatar Petroleum won a bid to build the refinery at Skhira as part of a joint venture with London-based Petrofac, a project that was later shelved.

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