KUWAIT

 

Kuwait Plans Big Downstream Strides, But Takes Small Steps

 

Kuwait has major downstream expansion plans. But progress is slow and piecemeal due to the refusal of successive parliaments to back the government’s plans. State refiner KNPC has for a number of years been pushing plans to build the region’s largest refinery – a 615,000 b/d plant at Al-Zour – but the decision-making stalemate means the schedule keeps getting extended. Now start-up is...