State refiner KNPC’s long-delayed clean fuels project (CFP) upgrades at its two operational refineries, Mina al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah, are expected to be fully online by the end of 2019. In the meantime, work at the refineries has contributed to reducing Kuwait’s throughput to its lowest level in more than 20 years.

The CFP was originally intended for start-up in late 2017. The first unit testing was eventually carried out last year, indicating that full plant operations could begin by end-2019 (MEES, 30 November 2018). KNPC says a diesel unit will be the first to be brought online. (CONTINUED - 837 WORDS)