|16 December, 2018

Kuwait's National Petroleum studies new oil refinery - oil ministry

KNPC is also studying increasing the capacity of clean fuels projects planned at its existing refineries, and at the al-Zour refinery

Image for illustrative purposes. Employess of Kuwait National Petroleum Co stand in front of Shuaiba Oil Refinery in Shuaiba November 4, 2006.

Image for illustrative purposes. Employess of Kuwait National Petroleum Co stand in front of Shuaiba Oil Refinery in Shuaiba November 4, 2006.

REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee

DUBAI  - Kuwait National Petroleum Co (KNPC) is studying the construction of a new oil refinery in the south of the country, the oil ministry's website said on Sunday, citing the chief executive officer of the state-owned company, Mohammed al-Mutairi.

KNPC is also studying increasing the capacity of clean fuels projects planned at its existing refineries, and at the al-Zour refinery, which is under construction, al-Mutairi was quoted as saying.

Al-Zour is planned to be one of the biggest refineries in the Middle East. 

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Mark Potter) ((maher.chmaytelli@thomsonreuters.com;))

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