Kuwait Oil Says Leak But No Fire At Al-Ahmadi Oil Field

Reuters

KUWAIT, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Kuwait Oil Company on Tuesday reported an oil leak during drilling at its al-Ahmadi oil field but a spokesman said there was no fire.

Spokesman Emad Sultan said specialised teams were dealing with the spill.

"There was no fire as a result of the leak and we are still trying to bring it (the leak) under control," Sultan said.

Kuwait is a major member of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), pumping around 3 million barrels per day.

(Reporting by Ahmed Hagagy, writing by Sami Aboudi; editing by Louise Heavens and Jason Neely)

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