Video: Kuwait reports another oil spill

There have been at least two other spillages in the country’s waters over the last month

Image released by Kuwait Environment Public Authority

Kuwait’s General Authority of Environment has announced it is monitoring an oil spill in the southern marine area of Ras-Al-Zour.

The report comes following at least two spillages in the country’s waters over the last month including one that spanned a nautical mile and affected large areas of the coastline.

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The latest incident is in the same area where one of the previous spills took place.

Ras-Al-Zour is also the location where Kuwait National Petroleum Company is currently building the Middle East’s largest oil refinery.

When it is completed the $11.5bn project will have a capacity of 615,000 barrels per day.

The environment body said it as working with authorities and the maritime operations group of Kuwait Oil Company to control the spill.

The size, cause and source of the leak will be assessed and measures will be taken, according to state news agency KUNA.