An emergency off the coast of Kuwait: sea leaked thousands of barrels of oil

In the sea off the General fields of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf flowed about 35 million barrels of oil.

About it reports TV channel Al Jazeera.

“Emergency crews are still trying to stop the oil leak in the southern district of RAS al-LRC in Kuwait,” said the spokesperson of the Kuwait oil company (KOC).

He added that emergency crews are focusing efforts on the protection of water intakes at the Northern and southern power and water pumping stations in the district of RAS al-Zur. The representative of the press service of the company assured that in the future, the nearby beaches will also be cleansed from the effects of the oil leak.

Let us add that the authorities of Kuwait announced the “plan of crisis management”. The oil slick reached the coast of Kuwait.

According to estimates by local oil experts, the oil spill occurred near the old 50-kilometer pipeline that leads to the town of RAS al-Khafji. Oil flowed into the water near a massive oil complex, construction of which involved Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The project is estimated at $ 30 billion. It also includes construction of the refinery, which is daily will need to process 615 thousand barrels of oil.

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