Kuwait to need about 4.5 bn cf of gas in 2020

Jun 10, 2009 02:00 AM

Kuwait's need for gas will range between 4.5 bn and 5 bn cf in 2020, said Chairman and Managing Director of Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) Sami Al-Rushaid.
Speaking after a ceremony held by the company, Al-Rushaid said that the need will be fulfilled by increasing production of unassociated gas, expected to reach 1 bn cf by 2015. He said that the company will also increase exploration activities, adding that the fourth refinery, whose tender was cancelled, was supposed to produce liquefied fuel equalling 1.3 bn cf of gas.

The unassociated gas plant currently produces 150 mm cf daily, he pointed out. He noted that the quantity of gas currently available in Kuwait only covered 40 to 50 % of the state's need.
The greatest challenge facing KOC is that increasing demand on energy, especially the electrical, due to the establishment of new cities like Sheikh Jaber, Sheikh Saad, Sheikh Sabah, and Mitla', he said.

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