Saudi Arabia: Two oil pumping stations attacked by drones

Amman, A ‘terrorist’ attack targeted two oil pumping stations in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, according to the Saudi Press Agency (WAS).

“Between 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., two pump stations on the East-West pipeline were attacked by armed drones,” said Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources.

The attack caused a fire and minor damage to Pump Station No. 8, he added, noting that the fire has since been contained.

Al-Falih stated that Saudi Aramco has taken all necessary measures and temporarily shut down the pipeline to evaluate its condition, and it is working on restoring the pump station prior to resuming operations.

Saudi Arabia condemns this cowardly attack, Al-Falih confirmed, emphasizing that this act of terrorism and sabotage in addition to recent acts in the Arabian Gulf do not only target the Kingdom, but also the security of world oil supplies and the global economy.

“These attacks prove again that it is important for us to face terrorist entities, including the Houthi militias in Yemen that are backed by Iran,” he stated.

Source: Jordan News Agency