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Kuwait exports first shipment of aviation fuel from Al-Zour refinery

The first cargo is shipped aboard the Pacific Sarah tanker in collaboration with Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation has exported its first shipment of aviation jet fuel from the Al-Zour refinery, state-owned Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported, citing a company statement.

The first cargo is shipped aboard the Pacific Sarah tanker in collaboration with Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC). 

The company and its subsidiaries are continuously working to meet the rising demand of the global market for clean fuels, in line with environmental regulations, the statement said.

Earlier this month, KIPIC started commercial operations of the first phase of the Al-Zour refinery after it started to produce and sell primary quantities of fuel oil and supply it to local electric power stations in October.

The refinery’s capacity is 615,000 barrels per day, with a strategic low sulfur fuel oil storage capacity of 6.5 million barrels, according to KIPIC’s website.

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