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Fire Erupts at Kuwait Oil Refinery

Fire Erupts at Kuwait Oil Refinery

Monday, 18 October, 2021 - 07:00
Kuwait's National Petroleum Company logo

A fire erupted on Monday at a major oil refinery in Kuwait, the state-owned oil company said, reporting that some workers suffered from smoke inhalation and other light injuries.

The blaze at the key Mina al-Ahmadi oil refinery did not affect the electrical supply or oil exports, according to Kuwait's National Petroleum Company.

"The refinery operations and export operations were not affected and there has been no impact to local marketing operations and supplies to the electricity and water ministry," KNPC said on its Twitter account.

Several oil contractors were receiving treatment for their burns at a nearby hospital, the company said.

Some workers had been treated on site while others had been taken to hospital and were in stable condition, it added.

Firefighters were working to extinguish the blaze in the refinery's treatment unit, which removes sulfur from the oil products.

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