Fire shuts part of Kuwait's Shuaiba refinery, fire now out

DUBAI, Jan 30 (Reuters) - A fire shut a 54,000 barrel per

day (bpd) heavy oil unit at Kuwait's Shuaiba refinery on

Wednesday but the blaze was quickly put out, a spokesman for

Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) said.

"There has been a fire, but it's killed now," the spokesman

said. "The heavy-oil unit is shut. There is no injury and no

impact to the rest of the refinery."

He said the shut down unit was likely to come back online in

the next 24 hours.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk, editing by Daniel Fineren)

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