Kuwait's gas production will rise to 510 mn cubic feet, says Oil Minister

The Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, KPC, and its affiliates plan to ratchet up free gas production capacity to 510 million cubic feet and increase light oil output to 200 thousand barrels per day, bpd, by December, a Kuwaiti senior official said on Wednesday, as quoted by Kuwait News Agency, KUNA.

Speaking to the press, Minister of Oil Essam Al-Marzouq said that the capacity would be enhanced through three production units to be configured soon, all of which will churn out 100 cubic feet of free gas and 40,000 bpd of light oil.

Al-Marzouq, who doubles as the Minister of Electricity and Water, pointed out that Kuwait has collaborated with reputable gas exploration and production companies to help meet the country's rising need for natural gas, as temperatures soar during summer.

He added that Kuwait, through co-operation with staunch ally Saudi Arabia, was "eager to develop its gas fields in order to boost production capacity."