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Kuwait Oil Says Fire Extinguished at Gas Booster Station

January 24, 2012

(Updates with fire extinguished in first paragraph.)

Jan. 24 (Bloomberg) -- State-owned Kuwait Oil Co. said it put out a fire at a natural-gas pipeline caused by a leak at a booster station.

“Production is not affected and operations aren’t affected,” Abdul Khaleq Al-Ali, a company spokesman, said by telephone today. The accident in western Kuwait, which slightly injured four people, took place yesterday. The fire was extinguished an hour after the incident occurred, he said.

--Editors: Rachel Graham, Randall Hackley

To contact the reporter on this story: Fiona MacDonald in Kuwait at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Shaji Mathew at

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