State downstream operator Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has extinguished a fire at a delayed coker unit of its Mina Abdulla refinery, according to the state news agency Kuna.

“A very limited fire occurred at one of the supply lines,” KNPC spokesperson Khaled al-Asousi told Kuna on 14 April.

Al-Asousi said the units operational rates were still high.

The coker unit has a capacity of 76,000 barrels a day (b/d), according to KNPC’s website.

The fire is at least the fourth refinery fire Kuwait has seen in the past six months.

In January a fire broke out at Kuwait’s Shuaiba refinery.

On 31 August, a fire broke out in the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery’s sulphur storage area and, also in August, several workers were hospitalised in a fire at the same refinery’s waste treatment facility.

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