KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait’s state-run oil company says it has contained a fire at an onshore oil rig in the country’s southwestern oilfields.
The Kuwait Oil Co. said early on Monday that a fire broke out while an emergency team responded to what it described as a “minor” leak at the al-Maqwa field.
The company said the fire caused no injuries and production continued at the field. It did not offer an estimate for the number of barrels of oil spilled in the leak.
The company acknowledged another spill at the field earlier this month, without elaborating.
Most Read Business Stories
- Some bosses want workers back in the office despite COVID. Here's why
- Chaos at Sea-Tac Airport still a risk despite 5G wireless deal
- Tax season 2022: What to know about child credit and stimulus payments
- Microsoft buys game maker Activision Blizzard for about $70B
- In tiny Wyoming town, Bill Gates bets big on nuclear power
OPEC member Kuwait, a tiny emirate on the Persian Gulf, is a major oil producer. Kuwait produces some 2.9 million barrels of crude oil a day and holds the world’s sixth-largest oil reserves.