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DMEA: Al-Zour refinery reaches full capacity

Kuwait’s Al-Zour refinery achieved its full capacity of 615,000 barrels per day (bpd) on February 4, signifying the end of test runs that have been ongoing since 2020.

Since maintenance at two of the units was completed at the start of 2024, output at the plant has climbed significantly from 330,000 bpd. Spokesman Abdullah al-Ajmi told S&P Global Commodity Insights: “Through this historic achievement, we look forward to opening horizons for cooperation with international companies and enhancing investor confidence in the energy sector in Kuwait, which will pave the way for a better future for future generations.”

According to al-Ajmi, Al-Zour has already exported commercial shipments of kerosene, naphtha, high-quality jet fuel, fuel oil, diesel and low-sulphur products to global markets.