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Kuwait sets oil wells on fire after gas leak - KUNA

Kuwait Oil Company sets fire to oil well to get rid of gas leaking from the site - state news

Kuwait sets oil wells on fire after gas leak - KUNA
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Kuwait Oil Company set fire to an oil well in the north of the OPEC member state on Wednesday to get rid of gas leaking from the site, state news agency KUNA said.

The state-owned company said levels of the hydrogen sulphide gas from a well at the Rawdatain oil field close to the Iraqi border were "far below danger levels", KUNA said in an SMS alert.

The company said earlier on Wednesday that there had been an oil and gas leak at the well during drilling operations and that no one had been injured.

Major oil exporter Kuwait produces around 3m barrels of crude a day.

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