2 Oil Pumping Stations Attacked by Drones in Saudi

Published May 14th, 2019 - 10:57 GMT
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Terrorists have attacked two pumping stations in Saudi Arabia.

Terrorists have attacked two pumping stations in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday morning, according to the energy minister Khalid Al-Falih.

Drones attacked two pumping stations of East-West pipeline, which carries Saudi oil from oil fields in the eastern province to the port of Yanbu on the west coast. 

The attacks caused a fire at station number 8, which Al-Falih said was controlled after causing limited damage.


Saudi Aramco has closed down the pipelines, while they assess the damage and repair the pumping station to get it back to normal operation, Saudi Press Agency reported. 

The Kingdom condemned the attack and the recent sabotage act in the Arabian Gulf, threatening oil output. 

"Recent attacks in the Gulf and Saudi Arabia are aimed at the world and not just the Kingdom," Al-Falih. 

Oil prices rose after the attacks. Brent crude futures were at $70.79 a barrel at 1035 GMT, up 56 percents or 0.80%.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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