Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) said today that the fifth liquefied gas pipeline at Al-Ahmadi port Refinery is now operational, making it the company’s second most important and productive project after the environmental fuel project.
The fifth LNG train, according to Waleed Al-Badr, the company’s CEO, boosts the productivity of the company’s four gas liquefaction lines.
He went on to say that the combined daily capacity of the five lines will be 3.125 billion standard cubic feet of gas and 332,000 barrels of condensate, a 30 percent increase.
Shuja Al-Ajmi, Executive Vice President of Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery, explained that the plant processes natural gas from Kuwait Oil Company’s oil fields.
The project also generates methane, ethane, propane, butane, and natural gasoline, with a sub-unit dedicated to gaseous fuel treatment.
It also creates clean gaseous fuels after reducing the dangerous hydrogen sulphide gas proportion from 2,400 parts per million to only 50 parts per million, “a maximum,” which improves safety.