200 KUWAITI WELL FIRES KILLED; 532 LEFT TO GO

Although fire fighting teams have controlled 200 Kuwaiti oil well fires, 532 continue to burn. Saud Nassir Al-Sabah, Kuwait's ambassador to the U.S., told a Senate committee retreating Iraqi troops set 732 Kuwaiti oil wells afire, a larger number than estimated earlier. A United Nations mission to Kuwait said about 700 wells were blazing last April, including wells in the Neutral Zone where production is shared 50-50 by Kuwait and Saudi Arabia (OGJ, July 15, p. 36).

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