Kuwait declares state of emergency after oil spill

Published March 20th, 2023 - 11:22 GMT
Kuwait declares state of emergency after oil spill
No toxic gases have been detected at the site of the accident until this moment.

ALBAWABA - The Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) declared a state of emergency following an oil spill in the west of the country.

KOC spokesperson Qusai Amer said that production was not affected by the oil spill, which took place on Monday.

Amer emphasized that the incident did not cause any injuries.

The concerned teams in KOC are present at the site and dealing with the incident, according to established procedures, the spokesperson said.

Toxic gases have not been detected onsite. No further details were immediately available on what caused the spill.

Monday's incident was not the first time that Kuwait encountered a leak at one of its oil facilities.

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