Some Workers Injured in Kuwait Refinery Fire

KUWAIT CITY, April 21 (Reuters) – Some workers at a Kuwait Petroleum Corporation refinery were injured in a fire on Sunday night and production has not been interrupted, a Kuwaiti oil official said. In…

Some Workers Injured in Kuwait Refinery Fire

KUWAIT CITY, April 21 (Reuters) – Some workers at a Kuwait Petroleum Corporation refinery were injured in a fire on Sunday night and production has not been interrupted, a Kuwaiti oil official said.

In a tweet, Oil Minister Essam al-Marzouq said that initial reports show the fire was in an air conditioning unit at the refinery.

The factory was evacuated and it will be working on Monday morning, he said.

Kuwait does not have any major oil facilities, but it manages six refineries and several crude oil storage tanks for exports.

The Gulf Arab oil producer, along with Saudi Arabia, the world’s top exporter, and Qatar, the world’s fourth-largest, has been involved in low-level diplomatic disputes in recent years. (Reporting by Rania El Gamal; editing by Jason Neely)

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