Kuwait Oil Company has announced today, March 20, a state of emergency.
The declaration of emergency comes after an oil leakage in the west of the country. In addition to media publications that captured footage of a gushing pipe surrounded by a large slick of oil.
With the leak occurring on land and not in a residential area, no injuries were documented.
Company spokesman, Qusai al-Amer, mentioned that no toxic fumes were reported and said, “teams have been dispatched to determine the source of the leak and contain the incident.”
Kuwait is a major oil-producing country where nearly 90 percent of government revenues come from oil.