Arabian Gulf Oil Spills – Gulf War

John Konrad
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March 28, 2010

Gulf War Offshore Oil Spill

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 1991-Jun-11
Situation Update – 2 May 91 1991-May-02
Situation Update 1991-Apr-13
Situation Update 1991-Apr-13
NOAA Activities 1991-Apr-13
Surveillance Issues 1991-Apr-13
Situation Update 1991-Apr-13
Situation Update – 24 Mar 91 1991-Apr-10
Situation Update – 25 Mar 91 1991-Apr-10
Situation Update – 4 Apr 91 1991-Apr-04

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