The full commissioning of Al-Zour oil refinery has boosted Kuwait’s refining production to a record 1.4 million bpd, according to officials.

Kuwait, which controls the world’s sixth largest extractable oil deposits, announced the full commissioning of the 615,000 barrels per day (bpd) Southern Al-Zour refinery at the end of 2023, nearly eight years after it was awarded to an international consortium.

Alqabas newspaper quoted Sheikh Khalid Al-Sabah, head of international marketing in state-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, as saying on Thursday the full operation of Al-Zour boosted the OPEC member’s total refining capacity to 1.4 million bpd.

Kuwait’s two other main refineries are Al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah, which have been upgraded as part of Kuwait’s “clean fuel project.”

(Writing by Nadim Kawach; Editing by Anoop Menon)


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