Kuwait declares state of emergency following oil spill

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Kathmandu, March 21. The Kuwait Oil Company declared a state of emergency on Monday after an oil spill occurred in the western part of the country.

The company has dispatched teams to determine the source of the leak and contain the incident. “No injuries have occurred as a result of the leek. Also, the production has not been affected, ” company spokesman Qusai Al-Amer informed reporters.

Al-Amer refused to disclose the exact location of the spill.

This is not the first time the Kuwait Oil Company has reported oil leaks in its fields. In 2020 and 2016, similar incidents were reported.

Kuwait is a significant oil-producing country, and nearly 90% of its government revenues come from oil. It is a key member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and produces about 2.7 million barrels per day. Therefore, any disruption in production due to an oil spill can have a significant impact on the country’s economy.

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