Kuwait Oil Company Announces State Of Emergency Following Oil Spill

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.

Via i24

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.

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