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Kuwait National Petroleum completes refining expansion to produce less polluting fuel

September 23/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Kuwait National Petroleum Co (KNPC) successfully started full operation of an environmentally friendly project to expand refining capacity and produce fuel that generates lower emissions and less pollution, as per Reuters

KUNA reported the project included expanding capacity of the Mina Abdullah refinery to 454,000 barrels per day (bpd) and the Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery to 346,000 bpd. It added they would produce products that meet global environmental standards Euro-4 and Euro-5 for reducing emissions and pollutants.

The project was part of Kuwait's goal to achieve refining capacity of 1.6 million bpd in 2025, KUNA added.

The capital cost of the project has reached 4.680 billion dinar (USD15.56 billion), KUNA reported, calling it one of the biggest and most important development projects in the history of Kuwait's oil sector.

As per MRC, Kuwait National Petroleum Company restarted the steam production system in Kuwaits Mina Abdulla refinery. The steam production system was shut down temporarily as it was replaced hot circulation system.

Ethylene and propylene are the main feedstocks for the production of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), respectively.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,176,860 tonnes in the first half of 2021, up by 5% year on year. Shipments of exclusively low density polyethylene (LDPE) decreased. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market were 727,160 tonnes in the first six months of 2021, up by 31% year on year. Supply of homopolymer PP and block-copolymers of propylene (PP block copolymers) increased. Supply of statistical copolymers of propylene (PP random copolymers) subsided.

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) was established in 1980, as the State owned asset and all other oil companies in Kuwait, including KNPC, became KPC subsidiaries. Currently, KNPC has two state-of-the-art Refineries, namely Mina Abdullah Refinery (MAB) and Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery (MAA). Shuaiba Refinery was shut down in March 2017 after the kick-off of the Clean Fuels Project (CFP). The total production capacity of both Refineries is 736,000 bpd of crude oil, and a gas processing capacity of 2.5 billion scfpd.


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Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, crude oil, PP, PE, propylene, ethylene, neftegaz, petrochemistry, Kuwait National Petroleum Co..
Category:General News
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