Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LI

No 35

1-Sept-2008

KUWAIT

Kuwait’s Fourth Refinery Tender Whips Up Political Storm

Alleged irregularities surrounding the award of construction contracts for the planned $15bn al-Zour refinery have snowballed into a major political embarrassment for Kuwait’s new government. This new chapter in the saga of problems that have dogged the 615,000 b/d project began when it emerged that state-owned downstream firm Kuwait National Petroleum...