|03KUWAIT1162||2003-03-30 15:04:00||CONFIDENTIAL||Embassy Kuwait|
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C O N F I D E N T I A L KUWAIT 001162
1. (C) Detailed Kuwaiti production figures are unavailable
today, but total production is understood to remain above 2.4
million barrels per day.
2. (C) A senior KPC official confirmed today that all three
refineries of the Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation (Mina
Al-Ahmadi, Mina Al-Abdulla and Shuaiba) have resumed full
operations and are refining some 915,000 barrels of oil per
day. All three trains at the LPG plant are also operating
normally. On March 21, KPC had reported that it had scaled
back operations to 625,000 bpd and closed one LPG train due
to the threat of missile attacks. However, the KPC official
noted the firm's continuing nervousness over the security of
its refinery operations, particularly in the light of the
explosion of an Iraqi missile early in the morning of March
29 which caused some minor damage to a Kuwait City shopping
mall. The shopping mall is less than 20 miles
north-northwest of the refinery complex.