"The Al Burqan Oil Field, , can be seen in this north-looking view. The country of Kuwait possesses about one-fifth of the world’s oil reserves. To the north of the Al Burqan Oil Field, Kuwait City is discernible. New pivot-irrigation fields (dark circular features) developed since the end of the Gulf War are visible to the west (left) of the city. Oil refineries and large tanker facilities are discernible along the Persian Gulf coast." NASA Photo ID STS080-733-21

STS080-733-021 Kuwait City, Al Burqan Oil Field, Kuwait November 1996, NASA Photo ID STS080-733-21

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