Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah attended a 22 March ceremony to inaugurate KNPC’s $15.6bn Clean Fuels Project (CFP) at the firm’s Mina al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries. The project’s final units were commissioned in October 2021 (MEES, 1 October 2021) after some four years of delays. The upgrade takes combined CDU capacity at the two refineries from 736,000 b/d to 801,000 b/d, an increase of 8.8%. Most importantly, it will greatly reduce fuel oil yields from the refineries and boost yields of higher-value gasoline and middle distillates.