Kuwait Restarts Crude Unit At Mina Ahmadi Refinery

The crude unit was back online on January 2 with 80 per cent capacity and is expected to return to full capacity by January 21.



Kuwait has restarted a 122,000 barrels per day crude unit at the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery last week after a two-week shutdown for maintenance work, a spokesman of state-run oil refiner Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) said.

The crude unit was back online on Jan. 2 with 80 per cent capacity and is expected to return to full capacity by Jan. 21 after completion of all maintenance, spokesman Khalid al-Asousi told Reuters.

Mina al-Ahmadi, the country’s largest refinery, has three crude distillation units with a total capacity of around 442,000 bpd.