24 Jan Fire started at Kuwait oil site, one week after fatal blaze
A fire broke out at the Kuwait National Petroleum Company on Friday 21st January, the second in two weeks.
The fire has forced the company to suspend export operations, and the company has announced it will be conducting reviewes of procedures in order to reduce incidents occurring.
This is the second fire to occur at the company site, situated in the Shuaiba Industrial Area. The fire is thought to have been the result of a fault with the petroleum coke flowline.
The previous fire on Friday 14th January caused the death of two workers, and injured ten more; five critically. Three months earlier, another fire erupted resulting in several injuries.
After the deadly blaze, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company issued a statement in which they said that such incidents, while “very painful for us,” are “very likely in a complex industry.” They added that the company is striving to reduce such incidents and conducting periodic reviews of procedures in place.