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Cablegate: Kuwait Petroleum Signs Deal to Provide Fuel For

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P 251442Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY KUWAIT
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STATE FOR NEA/ARP, BAGHDAD FOR C. RIES, M. TOKOLA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL ENRG EPET ECON KU IZ
SUBJECT: KUWAIT PETROLEUM SIGNS DEAL TO PROVIDE FUEL FOR
IRAQI POWER PLANTS

REF: A. BAGHDAD 3209
B. KUWAIT 1279
C. KUWAIT 1047

1. (SBU) Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) CEO Saad
Al-Shuwaib confirmed to econoff on 24 September that KPC has
signed a contract with Iraq's State Oil Marketing
Organization (SOMO) to provide 1.5 million liters of diesel
fuel per day to support Iraqi power plants. The USD 150
million contract is valid for one year. Al-Shuwaib said,
however, that SOMO has not yet hired a trucking company to
transport the fuel. We will continue to press for movement
and report developments septel.

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