The state is already operating at its current maximum capacity of nearly 2.5 million b/d. The contract to reconstruct GC 15 and to supply and install a new gas booster station was awarded to a team of US-based Fluor Danieland South Korea’s SK Engineering & Constructionin late 2002 (MEED 20:12:02).

Al-Sabah also told MEED on the sidelines of the conference that Kuwait is mulling several supply options to address its gas shortage, including building a receiving terminal for Qatari liquefied natural gas (LNG) and taking gas from Iran. Construction of an LNG receiving terminal, which could be adapted to receive gas from third countries, is also under active consideration, he said.