Boats and crews have been putting booms into the water to try and contain the spill.
No official reports were available on the source or size of the leak in the waters off Kuwait's southern coast, near the joint Kuwaiti-Saudi offshore Al-Khafji Oilfield, Al-Jazeera reported.
"Nearby beaches will be cleaned once power and water plants are secured and the oil spill is put under full control", he added.
Essam al-Marzouq told the al-Rai newspaper that no more patches of oil have been found and that Kuwait was working on clearing up those near the shore.
Kuwait says an oil spill has struck its waters in the Persian Gulf. However, al-Khafji Joint Operations has said its facilities are safe and unaffected by the spill, instead attributing the accident to a tanker.Читайте также: Baytex Energy Corp (NYSE:BTE) Reviewed By Analysts
Oil minister Sheikh Talal Al-Khalid Al-Sabah said on Saturday that emergency teams were working to deal with the leak, which was announced on Friday by the Environment Public Authority (EPA).
"The government failed to issue a statement communicating the severity of this disaster".
Tourists and residents in Kuwait should stay way from the resort area called al-Khiran in Kuwait. People have the right to know.
Kuwait National Petroleum Company is building the Middle East largest oil refinery in the Ras Al-Zour area with a capacity of 615,000 per day.
The Kuwait Petroleum Corporation said teams from Saudi Arabian Chevron and Oil Spill Response Limited were cleaning the coastal waters. Some of those fields famously were set ablaze by Iraqi forces retreating from a US -led coalition in the 1991 Gulf War that ended Saddam Hussein's occupation of the country.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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