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Explosion And Fire At Kuwait’s Largest Oil Refinery, Production Not Interrupted

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Explosion And Fire At Kuwait's Largest Oil Refinery, Production Not Interrupted

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A fire has erupted at Kuwait’s largest oil refinery with the state-owned oil company reporting a number of injuries.

Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) said that the blaze on October 18th at the Mina al-Ahmadi oil refinery along Kuwait’s Persian Gulf coastline north of its border with Saudi Arabia did not affect its electrical supply or oil exports.

The atmospheric residue desulphurisation (ARDS) unit where the fire broke out was isolated and the fire has been fully brought under control, the state refiner said.

The KNPC said that those injured had received first aid at the site, or been transported to a hospital and were in “stable condition”.

“The refinery operations and export operations were not affected and there has been no impact to local marketing operations and supplies to the electricity and water ministry,” KNPC said on its Twitter account.

It later added that a number of people had suffered minor injuries and that there were cases of suffocation due to the inhalation of fumes. It added that all those affected were in a stable condition, but some had been taken to a local hospital.

Residents in Kuwait’s coastal Fahaheel district reported hearing a large explosion and shared footage on social media of thick, black smoke billowing over the highway.

Kuwait, a nation home to 4.1 million people, has the world’s sixth-largest known oil reserves.

The Mina al-Ahmadi refinery, on a 10.5 square kilometre site, began operating in 1949.

It is the largest of three refineries of the state petrol company, producing about 466,000 barrels of petrol per day.

The oil-rich Gulf emirate produces about 2.4 million barrels of petrol per day, most of which is exported. It has the world’s sixth largest oil reserves.

In September, KNPC said it started full operation of a project to expand refining capacity and produce fuel that generates lower emissions, including expanding capacity of the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery to 346,000 barrels per day.

The current energy crisis relates less to oil, but it still affects it. The price could have potentially skyrocketed further if there was a disruption in production. However, operation of the refinery was not interrupted.

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farbat

this is the zionists trying to force others to join their supposed deal of the century this abraham accord joke they came up with and they will continue to do such pathetic things to all non signatories its not just iran btw as people seem to have delusions about who gets sabotaged everybody gets sabotaged by these filthy ruinous creatures and it will only lead to a fast annihilation of theirs not even religious actual jews will shed a tear for these zionist filth because they are a religion not a cult of ethnic supremacists you will see large parts of palestine which are jewish defying zionism and supporting palestine those jews are as i said a religious group not a cultist nazi group and the zionists wont be able to defeat their reasoning in fact their reasoning which is our reasoning will dominate palestine soon as some still dont understand that iran is a nation of god and all those who are true followers of the true and one master have to accept irans reasoning and defy the ruinous reasoning of irans enemies oman kuwait qatar afghanistan pakistan iraq yemen egypt jordan syria lebanon turkey its all the same they all will move towards the same eventual end which iran materializes yet allah has set it clear to see for those who arent blind and stupid and meanwhile zionists are stupid so they are moving between two pits one representing greatest humiliation the other their most horrible nightmare scenario of annihilation they fear so much yet bring on themselves by their own deeds for iran they are all thieves and murderers so iran doesnt consider them as a race or special group or anything like they think of themselves and for us they all should be hanged according to our laws and nobody elses we will crash the global system and wipe out the globalists all together if they have a say in the issue and want conflict they might be suprised of how much we think of their threats like nukes and how we respond to it

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farbat

basically kuwait turkey syria iraq egypt ksa pakistan afg turkmenistan obviously iran etc pp all will get continuesly pressured by zionists with terrorism in form of sabotage assassination blackmail and the other usual methods to join their pathetic supposed peace deal which is worthless since they wont have enough time to sit on such a deal for it to matter

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Then you are lucky that Russia & China have supported Iran for enough years that they can develop in various scientific and military progress.

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kuwait was annexed by the british from Iraq in 1960. An artificial western “protectorate”.

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Where was the “emir” of kuwait? Busy pumping one or more of his hideous harem?

He should have been out at the fire sight bare chested extinguishing all fires himself. Lazy slob of a british poodle.

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