Blast kills four at Kuwait’s largest refinery

Blast kills four at Kuwait’s largest refinery

Four workers were killed and three firemen injured in a gas pipe explosion on Saturday at Kuwait’s largest refinery of Mina Al Ahmadi, an industry source told AFP.

By (AFP)

Published: Sat 1 Oct 2011, 9:39 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 9:35 AM

‘Based on initial information, the four workers are Asian,’ said the source who asked not to be named. ‘The explosion was caused by a leak in a gas pipe.’

Mina Al Ahmadi is the largest of three refineries in OPEC member Kuwait, with a refining capacity of over 460,000 barrels per day. The other two at Shuaiba and Mina Abdullah have a combined capacity of around 450,000 bpd.

It was not immediately clear if the explosion would affect Kuwait’s crude exports.

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