RESTORATION COSTS IN KUWAITI FIELDS ESTIMATED TO TOP $2 BILLION

An official of Kuwait Oil Co. (KOC) and Getty Oil Co. joint operations estimates the cost of restoring Kuwait's sabotaged oil and gas fields will surpass $2 billion. To help recoup costs, KOC will sell about $600 million of firefighting equipment purchased for its well control campaign. Of Kuwait's 930 wells, fleeing Iraqi soldiers last February left 181 producing, 648 afire, and 101 blowing out. Of the 355 wells in the Neutral Zone between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, 55 escaped damage,

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