"Emergency crews are still trying to stop the oil leak near the southern area of the RAS al-LRC in Kuwait" — said the Agency KUNA, the spokesperson of the Kuwait oil company (KOC). He added that crews are also focused on protection of water intakes near the North and South power and water pumping stations in districts of RAS al-Zur. The representative of the press service of the company said that subsequently, the nearby beaches will also be cleansed from the effects of the oil leakage.
Agency SPA reported that the government of Kuwait has announced "a plan for managing the crisis." The Agency also States that local authorities have stated that the oil slick reached the coast of Kuwait.
According to local oil experts, the oil spill occurred near the old 50-kilometer pipeline leading to the city of RAS al-Khafji. Oil flowed into the water near a massive oil complex, construction of which involved Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The project is estimated at $30 billion. it also included construction of an oil refinery, which is daily will need to process 615 thousand barrels of oil.