Kuwait National Petroleum operates the Mina Abdullah refinery, which is located in Al Jahra, Kuwait. It is a non integrated refinery owned by Kuwait Petroleum . The refinery, which started operations in 1958, has an NCI of 10.12.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 454
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 200
Coking (mbd): 40
Hydrocracker (mbd): 163
Reformer (mbd): 18
Hydrotreater (mbd): 530

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 454mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Mina Abdullah refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $353m.

Maintenance activities at Mina Abdullah refinery

The Mina Abdullah refinery witnessed eleven incidents during the period 2015-2020.

About Kuwait National Petroleum

Kuwait National Petroleum Co (KNPC), a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corp, is an oil refining company. It undertakes activities related to oil refining, gas liquefaction, and marketing and distribution of petroleum products and gas. Its products include naphtha, kerosene, gasoline, fuel oil, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), diesel, ethane; and specialty products such as sulfur, petroleum coke and bitumen. The company operates various filling petrol stations in the local market of Kuwait. In addition, the company operates refineries: Mina Abdulla and Mina Al-Ahmadi and Shuaiba refinery. KNPC is headquartered in Safat, Kuwait.


Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.