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Kuwait mulls an end to direct crude burn

Gas is driving the move away from crude oil in Kuwait’s power sector, but the country will need a helping hand from oil products to complete the transition Gas is driving the move away from crude oil in Kuwait’s power sector, but the country will need a helping hand from oil products to complete the transition.
By Abhishek Kumar 5 June 2019 Middle East & Africa / Alternative Fuels 0 34288
Oil refineries in Kuwait. (Ken Doerr/Flickr)

Fossil fuels are set to maintain their dominance in Kuwait’s power mix despite the government striving to strike a balance between their domestic use and exports. Gas has become a natural choice for the Kuwaiti power sector as the country’s non-associated gas production has grown. This will help the country stop the use of crude oil for power generation – also known as direct crude burn. The government still expects oil products, like fuel oil and gasoil, to play a pivotal role in the power...