Islam Times 18 Oct 2021 112021000000Mon, 18 Oct 2021 11:02:42 +0330 11:02 https://www.islamtimes.org/en/news/959329/fire-erupts-at-kuwait-oil-refinery-report -------------------------------------------------- Title : Fire Erupts at Kuwait Oil Refinery: Report -------------------------------------------------- Islam Times - A fire erupted on Monday at a major oil refinery in Kuwait, the state-owned oil company said, while reporting that some workers suffered from smoke inhalation and other light injuries. Text : The blaze at the key Mina al-Ahmadi oil refinery along Kuwait s Persian Gulf coastline north of its border with Saudi Arabia did not affect the electrical supply or oil exports, according to Kuwait s National Petroleum Company. Several oil contractors were receiving treatment for their burns at a nearby hospital, the company added. The refinery was built to handle 25,000 barrels of oil a day to supply Kuwait s domestic market primarily with gasoline and diesel and recently underwent an expansion to reduce its emissions and boost capacity to 346,000 barrels a day, Star Tribune reported. Firefighters were working to extinguish the blaze in the refinery s treatment unit, which removes sulfur from the oil products. Residents in Kuwait s coastal Fahaheel district reported hearing a large explosion and shared footage on social media of thick, black smoke billowing over the highway. Kuwait has the world s sixth-largest known oil reserves.