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09-05-2005, 03:55 PM

Kuwait donates $500 million in oil to U.S.

OPEC looks at ways to ease supply woes after Katrina

UWAIT - Wealthy OPEC nation Kuwait said on Sunday it is donating $500 million in oil products and other humanitarian aid to its ally the United States to ease severe shortages caused by Hurricane Katrina. “The humanitarian aid is oil products that the devastated (U.S.) states need in these circumstances, plus other humanitarian aid to lessen the devastation these three states have been subjected to,” Energy Minister Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahd al-Sabah told state news agency KUNA.

He said the aid gesture was a duty towards a friend by the tiny Gulf Arab state which was liberated in 1991 by a U.S.-led multinational coalition from seven months of Iraqi occupation.

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