No 40



Post-Gulf War Oil Lakes Contained23.5Mn Barrels Of Crude

The oil lakes created in the wakeof the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait, which ended with the Gulf war of 1991, contained23.5mn barrels of crude, Oil Minister Adil al-Sabeeh said in a parliamentaryanswer. After the Gulf war there were more than 300 oil lakes resulting fromfire and other damage to over 700 oil wells. Initially the lakes contained some22.5mn barrels of liquid crude that could be extracted, but...