Kuwait’s al-Zour refinery faces brief halt of fuel supply, expects 10-day recovery

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The Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) said on Sunday that fuel and gas supply at its al-Zour Refinery were subject to a “sudden interruption” due to a defect in one of its main valves that almost halted production operations.

The process to restart the refinery has already begun and it could take up to 10 days before production capacity returns to normal, KIPIC said in a statement.

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Back in July, al-Zour refinery caught fire and KIPIC was able to put it out without any reported injuries, a company spokesperson said.

Comprising three mini refineries, Al-Zour is one of the biggest oil-processing facilities being added across the Middle East and, once completed, will add 615,000 barrels a day to Kuwait’s refining capacity.

With agencies.

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