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Kuwait Oil Spill Cleanup This Week

Kuwait Oil Spill Cleanup This WeekKuwait Oil Spill Cleanup This Week

Kuwait will finish cleaning up a crude oil spill in the country's southern waters in the Persian Gulf this week, a Kuwaiti newspaper report said on Sunday, quoting the country's oil minister. "No more patches of oil have been found and that Kuwait was working on clearing up those near the shore," Essam al-Marzouq was reported as saying by Reuters. He did not give a reason for the spill. On Saturday, Kuwait said various services were investigating the incident but did not give the magnitude of the spill near Kuwait's southern Ras al-Zour area nor its cause. Ras al-Zour is where Kuwait National Petroleum Company is building the Middle East's largest oil refinery worth $11.5 billion. Saudi Arabia and Kuwait jointly operate fields in a shared area known as the Neutral Zone. The Khajfi Joint Operations said in a statement on the Saudi Press Agency early on Sunday that its facilities were clear of a spill "which reports said was due to an oil tanker".

 

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