Kuwait Launches Key Gas Pipeline Connecting North to Mina Al-Ahmadi

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation announced the opening of a 40-inch strategic gas pipeline from the north of the country to Mina Al Ahmadi in the south, in line with a strategic plan to meet the needs of the local market.

The CPC tweeted, “In order to complete a series of achievements, and in line with the strategic plan drawn up by the CPC and its subsidiaries to increase oil and natural gas production to meet the needs of the local market, KOC opened the plant. 40-inch strategic gas pipeline coming from the north of the country. Kuwait to Mina Al Ahmadi.

Kuwait currently produces 2.8 million barrels of oil per day and 650 million cubic feet of free gas and plans to increase this to 1 billion cubic feet through the development of the Jurassic fields.

In 2019, Kuwait Petroleum Company awarded a $450 million project contract to Indian oil and gas company Larsen & Toubro.

However, since this line was supposed to be commissioned in February 2022, the delivery date was extended 3 times, the first time to April 29 of that year, and the second to December 26, 2022, before it was extended for the last time and opened today, Sunday .

It should be noted that the new gas pipeline is a strategic project for the export of gas from northern Kuwait to the Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery. The length of the export gas pipeline and related facilities is 145 km.

Source: RT + Gulf Online

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