Kuwait inaugurated its long-delayed fifth gas fractionation train at Mina Al Ahmadi (MAA) on 10 March, adding 805mn cfd of processing capacity.

Initially planned to go online in 2H19 (MEES, 19 January 2018), the additional train boosts total nameplate capacity from the five trains to 3.12bn cfd. The trains process gas to split out ethane, propane, butane and condensates. KNPC CEO Waleed al-Bader says that the firm’s MAA units now have capacity to produce 332,000 b/d of liquids output. (CONTINUED - 345 WORDS)