Kuwait LNG imports edged up last year as the emirate’s thirst for gas to fuel its fleet of power plants grew. The latest statistics from Jodi show that Kuwait imported LNG equivalent to 4.5bcm of gas over the course of 2019 – an implied 3.3mn tons of the supercool fuel. While an increase on 2018, this would still fall shy of 2017’s record 3.5mn tons.

Nearly 60% of Kuwait’s power capacity comprises from gas-fired plants, and upgrades here in recent years have enabled more efficient generation. As such Kuwait generated record amounts of electricity in 2019 (MEES, 14 February), despite gas production dropping below 1.7bn cfd and imports edging up only slightly. (CONTINUED - 394 WORDS)