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Kuwait's new dynamism

The country wants to shake off its reputation for delays and energy sector in-fighting

A handful of long-awaited upstream successes are on the cards for Kuwait this year, reflecting a new sense of determination permeating through its oil industry. Both Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and the oil ministry would certainly benefit from a new reputation of efficiency, rather than bureaucratic delays. Kuwait's voice within Opec is becoming increasingly influential. In March, the country's new oil minister, Essam al-Marzouk, called for an extension to the six-month production cuts agreement negotiated in November. Kuwait is also chairing the joint ministerial monitoring committee—the group responsible for monitoring compliance rates to output cuts. Marzouk's appointment last Dec

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