Highlights / scorched earth

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

History: November 6, 1991 Canadians cap the last oil fire in the Gulf War

In 1990, after a long-standing feud with neighbouring Kuwait, Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi army invaded the country. Iraq had accused Kuwait of slant drilling into Iraq’s Rumaila oil field, and then of overproducing oil beyond OPEC treaty limits, causing a drop »