Kuwait oil line catches fire, injures maintenance workers

Kuwait Oil Company said a number of maintenance workers were injured after a “limited fire” broke out at an oil line south east of the capital, Kuwait City.

The company said in a statement that production was unaffected.

This the second the oil-related fire to break in Kuwait in the past five months.

Back in July, al-Zour refinery caught fire and the Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) was able to put it out without any reported injuries, a company spokesperson said.

Comprising of three mini refineries, Al-Zour is one of the biggest oil-processing facilities being added across the Middle East and, once completed, will add 615,000 barrels a day to Kuwait’s refining capacity.

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