Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery, Kuwait
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Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery, Kuwait

By Carmen 27 Oct 2021

Kuwait National Petroleum operates the Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery, which is located in Al Ahmadi, Kuwait. It is a non integrated refinery owned by Kuwait Petroleum. The refinery, which started operations in 1949, has an NCI of 13.3.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 346
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 85
Coking (mbd): 37
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 43
Hydrocracker (mbd): 40
Reformer (mbd): 70
Hydrotreater (mbd): 409
Alkylation (mbd): 5
Isomerization (mbd): 30

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 346mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery

The Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery witnessed six 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.

Methodology

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.

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