Oil Well Firefighting Gathers Pace, 450 Wells Capped
Kuwait Oil Minister Hamoud al-Ruqbah announced on 19 September that 450damaged or burning oil wells had been capped. Earlier Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)General Manager of Drilling and Well Control, Mr. Sa'ud al-Nashmi, said thatfirefighting teams are capping an average of four wells per day. Iraq set 732oil wells on fire during the final days of the Gulf war last February. Mr.Nashmi said on 17 September...