A paradigm of reforms with alternate energy sources
Free (open access)
Volume 4 (2019), Issue 3
209 - 216
Eisa Al-Haddad & Mohamed Rizwan
This paper focusses on rapidly growing gas demand in the state, its key drivers and solutions. Emphasis is provided on Kuwait’s outlook and ventures into liquefied natural gas (lNg), controls and measures developed for handling constraints in logistical infrastructure. requirement for tight interaction between the suppliers and consumers was pivotal to segregate different qualities of natural gas to certain consumers. A robust gas Network system was conceived in the state and it was concluded that under normal operating conditions, it will be possible to supply gas to all essential consumers by combining the available gas from upstream units, refineries and lNg import facility. In this work, a full-blown gas network was simulated to determine transportation capacities, potential restrictions of suppliers and flexibility to use different types of gases available in the system. The study outlined decisive propositions such as the natural gas produced in the state will not be adequate to fulfil the future energy demand, therefore, additional sources such as lNg were more deeply analysed. moreover, the current energy strategy is primarily based on fossil fuels and hence more efforts were required in implementing renewable energy solutions. In line with this approach, implementation of state sponsored renewable energy projects is underway and by 2030 the share of renewable energy is planned to stretch up to 15% of overall power demand.
Gas, LNG, Power, Kuwait, KOC, Oil, LPG, renewable, solar.