Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas will consolidate position in Kuwait’s power sector

The popularity of gas in the Kuwaiti power sector is set to grow over the coming years, but the use of oil products will continue and the evolution of renewables will be slow The popularity of gas in the Kuwaiti power sector is set to grow over the coming years, but the use of oil products will continue and the evolution of renewables will be slow.
By Abhishek Kumar 3 April 2018 0 30268
Downtown Kuwait City Kuwait’s relentlessly rising demand for power means it has little option but to diversify its generation mix. (unsplash.com)

Gas is gaining ground in Kuwait’s power portfolio, driven partly by the country’s growing desire to diversify its generation mix away from oil and its derivatives. Progress in boosting non-associated gas production from Kuwait’s Jurassic fields and plans to increase imports will also help promote use of the fuel in the power sector. Nevertheless, intersector competition for gas is ratcheting up in Kuwait, meaning utilities will continue to rely on oil products.

Kuwait’s relentlessly rising demand for power means it has little option but to diversify...