Kuwait raises its import of liquefied gas shipments to 8 ships per month because of the rising temperatures and subsequent power consumption.
01 September 2021, 12:00 AM
30 September 2021, 12:00 AM
Kuwait has raised its import of liquefied gas shipments to 8 ships per month, reports Al-Anba daily quoting senior oil sources.
Kuwait imports between 7 and 8 LNG vessels per month to meet the country’s increasing needs for electricity, especially during the summer because of high temperatures based on a plan developed by the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC). The liquefied gas is imported through the facilities in the Al-Zour region, same sources said.
The sources indicated the process of importing gas will decline as of next October with the decrease in temperatures and the improvement in weather conditions and the consequent decrease in power consumption in the country.
The sources added, “The load of the ships is completely transferred to the tanks and pumped into the gas network and stored. The pumping is done at a rate of up to or more than 500 million cubic feet per day.”
It is worth noting that the LNG import project is the first of its kind in Kuwait and the Middle East and one of the largest LNG import facilities in the world in terms of storage capacity, as it can import about 22 million tons annually, with a total storage capacity of 1.8 million cubic meters and with the regasification