Gas processing industry is a major activity of KNPC. The Company has a Liquefaction Plant at MAA with 4 trains with 2,485 billion scfpd of production capacity
Gas has several environmental and economic benefits. The reduction of emissions of SOx, NOx and CO2 to name a few. Crude Oil, Gas Oil and Fuel Oil are also saved.
Gas is naturally produced in parts of Kuwait Oil Fields within that of KOC and KGOC. It is then transferred to Gathering Centers before it is sent to LNG Liquefaction Plant at MAA. Other amounts of Gas are produced in KNPC Refineries.
When inaugurated in 1978, this Plant had 3 production Trains to extract Propane, Butane and Gasoline. Then in 2015, the Gas Train 4 was commissioned with a production capacity of 805 mmscfpd of Gas and 106,000 bpd of Condensate. The total capacity of the four gas trains is 2.485 billion scfpd. Following KPC strategy, KNPC is carrying out the Gas Train 5 project, and is expected to be commissioned in the first half of 2021. KNPC will then have overall production capacity of 3.3 billion scfpd.
To meet the increasing production of Gas within Kuwait Oil Fields and Refineries, the Company has built the LPG North Tanks for gas storage with 10 tanks each with 72,000 m3 capacity.