August 9, 2016 / 12:17 PM / 4 years ago

UPDATE 1-Kuwait Oil says leak but no fire at al-Ahmadi oil field

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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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