- Refinery was closed on 17 August
- Shuaiba refinery has a capacity of 200,000 barrels a day
- The cause of the fire is not known
Kuwaits Shuaiba refinery was closed on 17 August after a fire, according to the state-controlled news agency KUNA.
All the refinerys employees were evacuated unharmed, according to Ahmed al-Jimaz, a Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) official.
The cause of the fire is not known and a date has not been set for the refinery to resume operations.
Kuwaits Shuaiba refinery has a capacity of 200,000 barrels a day and is the countrys third-largest refining facility.
The fire that broke out on 17 August is the latest in a series of refinery fires in Kuwait.
On 14 April, a fire broke out at a delayed coker unit of the Mina Abdulla refinery.
In the six months prior to that fire, there were at least three other refinery fires.
In January, a fire broke out at Kuwaits Shuaiba refinery.
On 31 August in 2014, a fire broke out in the Mina al-Ahmadi refinerys sulphur storage area and, also in August, several workers were hospitalised in a fire at the same refinerys waste treatment facility.