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KNPC aims to finalise $5b-plus loan by Q1 - sources

To finance its Clean Fuels project by the end of the first quarter of next year

Reuters
15:47 October 16, 2016

DUBAI/KUWAIT: Kuwait National Petroleum Co (KNPC) expects to finalise a loan of well over $5 billion (Dh18.36 billion) to finance its Clean Fuels project by the end of the first quarter of next year, sources involved in the project said. The state-owned refiner had originally said it planned to complete the fundraising, one of the world’s largest-ever loans backed by export credit agencies, this year. KNPC’s chief executive Mohammad Ghazi Al-Mutairi, contacted by Reuters, said talks were progressing on the loan, which could close in the fourth quarter of this year or the first quarter of 2017. He also said NBK Capital was acting as exclusive financial adviser for the facility, which would have backing from the South Korean, Dutch, British and Italian export credit agencies. (Reuters)