Operations begin at KNPC's clean diesel production unit in Kuwait

KNPC's Abdullah Al-Ajmi says firm began production of ultra-low sulphur diesel within its production unit at Mina Al-Ahmadi

The production unit is located at Mina Al-Ahmadi in Kuwait.
Kuna
The production unit is located at Mina Al-Ahmadi in Kuwait.

Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation (KNPC), the national oil refining company of Kuwait, has revealed that it has commenced operations at its new clean diesel production unit at Mina Al-Ahmadi, with the company having begun producing ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD).

The Kuwait News Agency (Kuna) cited executive vice president and spokesman for KNPC, Abdullah Al-Ajmi, who said that the new unit that has been commissioned at the refinery in accordance with international standards has an output capacity of 45,000 barrels per day of USLD

According to KNPC, the clean diesel production unit is significant under the environmental fuel project, due to its high profitability and the superior quality of the output that is estimated at ten parts per million.

Al-Ajmi said that through the production unit, KNPC will be able to fulfil the growing demand for diesel. The company has planned more environmental fuel projects at both Mina Al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries, Al-Ajmi added.

KNPC had launched Mina Abdullah's first diesel production unit, which has a capacity of 73,000 barrels a day, in September 2019.

Plans to increase the scope of environmental fuel production at two of KNPC’s refineries to reach a capacity of 800,000 barrels a day are being considered.

According to information published on KNPC's website the ULSD unit was built at a cost of $692.8m (KWD210m). 

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