A Kuwaiti state firm is looking to produce polypropylene from Canadian shale gas.

The Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corporation (CKPC) joint venture of Kuwait’s state petrochemicals firm Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) and Canada’s Pembina Pipeline Corporation has signed a preliminary agreement with US contractor Jacobs Engineering for front end engineering design (FEED) of a proposed polypropylene project in Alberta.

PIC chief executive Muhammad al-Farhoud told state news...