Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) has selected a team to investigate the reasons behind a fire that occurred at a kerosene unit at the Mina Abdullah refinery, Gulf Business reported citing Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).
The fire was detected on April 3 and led to the shutting down of the unit.
Closing the kerosene unit will not affect its supply for the local and the international markets.
“We affirm that the refinery’s supply of kerosene has not been affected by this fire as all the needs of the local market are covered by the other production units in Mina Abdullah and Mina al-Ahmadi, and export operations are also carried out according to their usual schedule,” KPC’s CEO, Waled Al Bader, said on Twitter.
The “rest of the refinery units were not affected by the fire and continue to operate at full capacity,” Al Bader pointed out, adding that the fire did not cause any injuries among the workers.
The kerosene unit extracts impurities such as sulphur and nitrogen to ensure it meets the relevant requirements and it has a production capacity of around 40,000 barrels.