Kuwaiti Minister of Oil, Mustafa al-Shimali, appointed in August after July parliamentary elections, recently renewed earlier calls to meet this goal by 2020. But he did not specify where these oil and gas boosts will come from.

Since the May shakeup of its leadership, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation’s (KPC) new head Nizar al-‘Adsani has been cracking skulls in his effort to move past industry failings. He recently fired over 15 mid-managers with a mass email, offering a one-month advisory role as compensation, MEES learns. (CONTINUED - 1023 WORDS)