Fire at Kuwait refinery unit injuries 10 workers

Fire at Kuwait refinery unit injuries 10 workers

/ Oil & Gas / Friday, 14 January 2022 12:21

Ten people got injured as a result of a fire at a gas liquefaction unit in Kuwait's largest refinery. Fortunately, the fire was contained on time, according to the plant's operator.

The state-owned Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) announced  on Twitter that the incident occurred on the unit at Mina al-Ahmadi refinery, 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of Kuwait City.

It said 10 people were injured, five of them hospitalised with severe burns. Firefighters were mobilised and had extinguished the blaze.

KNPC said Kuwait's refining operations and exports were unaffected, as the unit affected had already been out of service.

Mina al-Ahmadi, where another fire last October caused a number of light injuries, is the largest of Kuwait's three refineries and handles some 466,000 barrels of oil per day.

A fourth is under construction with a daily capacity of 615,000 barrels.

A key member within the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Kuwait produces about 2.4 million barrels a day.

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