Kuwait’s state-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) is looking to expand its domestic petrochemicals operations further, despite the virtual certainty of obstacles as the fractious relationship between parliament and government makes project development a tortuous process.

Following last week’s replacement of company heads across Kuwait’s upstream and downstream petroleum operations (MEES, 8 February), newly-appointed KPC chief executive Hashem Hashem this week indicated that a new plastics project is on the drawing board. (CONTINUED - 546 WORDS)