Kuwait Says Crude Spills Contained

Kuwait Says Crude Spills ContainedKuwait Says Crude Spills Contained

Kuwait's state oil company said an oil spill off the country's coast had been contained and that it was in contact with oil companies operating in the Persian Gulf region to locate the source of the leak, state news agency Kuna said. Kuwait Petroleum Corporation said large amounts of the leaked oil had been removed and the rest contained during round-the-clock emergency operations that include air and sea monitoring, Reuters reported. At least two spillages have hit different areas off the coast of the Persian Gulf Arab state since last week. Kuwait reported a spill in the Ras al-Zour area near the southern border with Saudi Arabia and at Abu Fatira, about 24 kilometers south of the capital Kuwait City. Authorities have not said what caused the spills. The size of the first spill was not given last week. Kuwait said the second spill spanned one nautical mile. Kuwait's oil minister said neighboring Saudi Arabia and Iran had said they had not detected any oil spillage in their waters.


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