KUWAIT

 

KNPC Extends Al-Zour Bidding

 

Kuwait’s state refiner KNPC has extended bidding for two contracts to build a 615,000 b/d refinery at Al-Zour. The extension results from bidders asking for more time to plan a large and complex project rather than another of the political standoffs that prevented progress for many years. The $16bn project has only advanced beyond the drawing board since the appointment of ‘Ali al-‘Umair – a leading critic of...