Arabian Gulf Oil Spills – Gulf War
During the 1991 Gulf War, tankers and oil terminals in Kuwait were destroyed, causing the release of an estimated 6-8 million barrels (252 – 336 million gallons) of oil into the waters of the Arabian (Persian) Gulf. Many oil wells in Kuwait were destroyed and set on fire, resulting in the release of much greater amounts of oil and combustion products to land, air, and water in Kuwait.
Gulf War Offshore Oil Spill Documents
|References on amount of oil spilled||2010-May-18|
Situation Update – 01 Nov 91
Situation Update – 2 May 91
Situation Update – 24 Mar 91
Situation Update – 25 Mar 91
Situation Update – 4 Apr 91
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