Gas Liquefaction industry is a major activity of KNPC. The Company has a Liquefaction Plant at MAA with 4 trains with 2,458 billion scfpd of production capacity.
Gas has several environmental and economic benefits, such as the reduction of emissions of Sox, NOx and CO2. Crude oil, gasoil and fuel oil are also saved. Gas is used in power stations and other domestic purposes.
Gas is naturally produced in some of Kuwait oil fields of KOC and KGOC. It is then sent to Gathering Centers before it is sent to LNG Liquefaction Plant at MAA. Other amounts of gas are produced in KNPC refineries.
This plant, inaugurated in 1978, has 4 production trains to extract Propane, Butane and Gasoline. Following KPC strategy, KNPC is carrying out several gas-related projects. Late 2015, KNPC inaugurated 4th Gas Train was commissioned with production capacity of 805 mmscfpd of gas and 106,000 bpd of condensate. Currently, Gas 5th Train is being executed and is expected to be commissioned in the second half of 2019. Then KNPC gas overall production capacity will be 3.3 billion scfpd.
To meet the increasing production of gas at Kuwait oil fields and refineries, the Company is also building q number of tanks for gas storage.
Another important project is currently underway is the LNG Import Facilities at Al-Zour to meet the peak demand for energy during summertime.