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Drones with explosives attacked Saudi Arabia's oil pipeline

Christian Fernsby |
Saudi Arabia has confirmed that two pump stations on its East-West pipeline were attacked by armed drones.

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However Saudi Arabia asserted that its supplies and exports of crude oil and products are operating normally without interruption In a statement, Khalid A. Al Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia, said that on Tuesday, 14th May 2019, between 06:00 and 06:30, Pump Stations Nos. 8 and 9 on the East-West pipeline, which carries Saudi oil from the Eastern Province to Yanbu port, were attacked by armed drones, igniting a fire that caused minor damage to Pump Station No. 8, but it was eventually brought under control.

Saudi Aramco took precautionary measures and temporarily stopped operation of the pipeline, as it is evaluating the situation and working on restoring the operations of the affected pump station and the pipeline, according to the Saudi state news agency, SPA.

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