(EnergyAsia, August 31, Monday) — The Kuwaiti government said it has foiled a planned attack by an Al Qaeda-linked group on its Shuaiba oil refinery during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
 
Security forces said the unidentified group had used Google Earth to acquire images of the 200,000 b/d plant, one of Kuwait’s three oil refineries.

Kuwait has stepped up security at its oil and gas facilities in recent years amidst heightened threats by terrorists.