Kuwait’s Shuaiba oil refinery reopens after fire

The Shuaiba oil refinery in Kuwait resumed operation on Saturday, the head of state refiner Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) said on his Twitter account, after a fire at a heavy oil unit forced a total shutdown last week.

“The Shuaiba refinery has been restarted at a capacity of 120,000 barrels per day and all the units are operating expect those affected,” Mohammad al-Mutairi, chief executive of KNPC, said in a tweet.

The fire at the heavy oil cracking unit at Kuwait’s 200,000 barrel-per-day Shuaiba refinery broke out last Monday. There were no casualties reported.

Opec member Kuwait has three refineries, including Shuaiba, with a combined capacity of 930,000 barrels per day.


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