In the Arab emirates a crude oil tank fire is now under control.
The fire broke out in a dual tank at an oil and gas gathering centre at state-run Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)s al-Mugwa field, without setting back production.
Kuwait has 14 gathering centres and has bought another idled centre into operation to compensate for the impact of the fire. Three centres were idle, so there was plenty of spare capacity.
The centres had been left idle due to Kuwait's adherence to the Organisation of petroleum exporting countries (OPEC) output cuts agreed in late 2008.
Kuwait, the world's fourth-largest oil exporter, pumped 2.28 million barrels a day in January 2010.