Latest statistics from Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity show that peak demand in July fell from the previous month’s record breaking level. At 14.29GW, peak demand was still the second highest monthly figure on record, but it was well down on June’s 14.42GW (MEES, 30 August). Nevertheless, more consistent demand ensured that total electricity generation rose month-on-month. Fuel consumption rose accordingly, but Kuwait was able to rely on gas supplies to carry the additional burden. The emirate’s power plants consumed 1.59bn cfd in July, up from 1.51bn cfd the previous month. Meanwhile fuel oil consumption stayed flat at 137,000 b/d, while crude oil burn dipped to 20,300 b/d.