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Kuwait Says at Least 35% of Damaged Oil Wells Can Be Saved

Kuwaiti Oil Minister Hamoud al-Ruqbahsaid last week that, according to current estimates, 25% of the country'sdamaged or burning oil wells could be repaired with further drilling, whileanother 10% could be made operational without the need for further drilling. Dr.Ruqbah said that the number of wells damaged by Iraq during the Gulf war totaled 790. He said that 10% of the wells that are or had...