Oil min. stresses necessity of prioritizing environment protection – KPC

Kuwaiti Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity and Water Bakheet Al-Rashidi has affirmed the necessity of prioritizing environment protection in the standards of taking decisions and oil industry investment, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Tuesday.

In a statement to KUNA, the corporation affirmed its keenness to abide by environment standards in all its activities.

During his participation in CERAWeek, an annual energy industry conference that runs on March 5-9 in Houston in the US, the minister emphasized that gas and oil industry pays much attention to preserve environment through using and developing clean technologies, the statement stated. He pointed to the developed refining industry, which led to the reduction of carbon and the production of clean products, in line with international environmental protection requirements.

The minister referred to the transformation witnessed by Kuwait through the use of gas in power stations, expansion of the use of solar energy and reduction of burning gas.

This comes in line with Kuwait’s international commitments to ensuring that all future projects are compatible with the highest standards of the environment to benefit mankind, it made clear.

Source: Kuwait News Agency