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April 9, 1991 | TOM FURLONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even the pets in this town have turned black. The birds are being killed by cars because they cannot fly fast enough to get out of the way; they are too weighted down with soot. "This used to be a lovely place," resident Tareq Aliesa said, "but it has all been ruined now." Welcome to the home of Kuwait Oil Co. (KOC), a city that was once the most modern and graceful in Kuwait.
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February 16, 2003 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Standing next to the barbed-wire fence that separates his country from Iraq, Ali Muhanna ponders the possibility that Saddam Hussein will again try to set this nation's oil facilities ablaze. "He's drowning, he's dying. Maybe he will try to do anything he can," said Muhanna, a supervisor at Kuwait Oil Co. "I hope he doesn't try to do anything foolish like that. He should just go off and die alone."
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September 23, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Parsons, Kuwait Oil Sign $80-Million Contract: The Pasadena-based engineering firm and the Kuwait Oil Co., an arm of state-owned oil conglomerate Kuwait Petroleum Corp., reached the agreement over the weekend, a Kuwaiti oil official said. The project management role of assisting KOC in development and expansion of output capacity is central to Kuwait's long-term plans to raise capacity to 3.5 million barrels per day by 2005 from about 2.5 million at the moment.
BUSINESS
September 23, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Parsons, Kuwait Oil Sign $80-Million Contract: The Pasadena-based engineering firm and the Kuwait Oil Co., an arm of state-owned oil conglomerate Kuwait Petroleum Corp., reached the agreement over the weekend, a Kuwaiti oil official said. The project management role of assisting KOC in development and expansion of output capacity is central to Kuwait's long-term plans to raise capacity to 3.5 million barrels per day by 2005 from about 2.5 million at the moment.
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February 16, 2003 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Standing next to the barbed-wire fence that separates his country from Iraq, Ali Muhanna ponders the possibility that Saddam Hussein will again try to set this nation's oil facilities ablaze. "He's drowning, he's dying. Maybe he will try to do anything he can," said Muhanna, a supervisor at Kuwait Oil Co. "I hope he doesn't try to do anything foolish like that. He should just go off and die alone."
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September 2, 1990 | from United Press International
An oil company that fired six workers trapped in Kuwait and ended salaries to their families said Friday that it is "deeply grieved" by the situation but was forced into the action by the cutoff of funds from the Middle East. OGE Drilling Inc. notified families of the hostage workers Thursday that they would be paid only for work done by the men Aug. 1 and 2. The company fired its employees still trapped in Kuwait, along with 12 others who escaped the Middle East, after the Aug.
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March 2, 1991
All of Kuwait's 950 producing oil wells may have been set ablaze or otherwise damaged by Iraqi sabotage or allied bombing, according to initial surveys by the Kuwait Oil Co. "Our provisional assessment is they have DAMAGED EVERY PRODUCING WELL," company executive Musab Yaseen said. Yaseen said the country has only about a 16-day supply of oil left in storage tanks for domestic consumption.
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October 20, 1987 | From Reuters
This country has placed a second oil tanker under the British flag to qualify for Royal Navy protection against Iranian attacks in the Persian Gulf, shipping officials said Monday. They added that a third Kuwaiti tanker will be re-registered in Britain soon. The sources said the Kuwait Oil Tanker Co. recently re-registered the 27,841-ton refined products carrier Ras al Jlayah under Britain's Red Ensign as the Chilham Castle.
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April 26, 1988 | Associated Press
A convoy of U.S.-flagged Kuwaiti tankers, the first since last week's clash between U.S. and Iranian naval forces, headed into the Persian Gulf today but turned back because of uncertainties about mines, shipping executives said. The executives, speaking on condition they not be identified, said a sandstorm over the gulf restricted visibility of helicopters and mine-hunting vessels accompanying the two tankers and their U.S. Navy escorts. A source close to the Kuwait Oil Tanker Co.
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April 9, 1991 | TOM FURLONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even the pets in this town have turned black. The birds are being killed by cars because they cannot fly fast enough to get out of the way; they are too weighted down with soot. "This used to be a lovely place," resident Tareq Aliesa said, "but it has all been ruined now." Welcome to the home of Kuwait Oil Co. (KOC), a city that was once the most modern and graceful in Kuwait.
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September 2, 1990 | from United Press International
An oil company that fired six workers trapped in Kuwait and ended salaries to their families said Friday that it is "deeply grieved" by the situation but was forced into the action by the cutoff of funds from the Middle East. OGE Drilling Inc. notified families of the hostage workers Thursday that they would be paid only for work done by the men Aug. 1 and 2. The company fired its employees still trapped in Kuwait, along with 12 others who escaped the Middle East, after the Aug.
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October 13, 1988 | From Reuters
The government of Kuwait will put its flag back on six tankers now registered in Liberia in view of reduced tension after the Aug. 20 cease-fire in the Iran-Iraq War, a senior shipping official said on Wednesday. But he said the government-owned Kuwait Oil Tanker Co. has no immediate plans to cancel the registration in the United States and Britain of 14 other tankers that qualify for naval protection in the Persian Gulf.
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