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FIRE CONTAINED; NO CASUALTIES

Drones target Aramco facility in sabotage incident

RIYADH, 5 days ago

Saudi Aramco, a leading global integrated energy and chemicals company, said it has responded to a fire at its East West Pipeline Pump station 8 which was caused by a sabotage incident.
 
The sabotage was carried out by using armed drones which targeted pump stations 8 and 9, said an Aramco statement. 
 
As a precautionary measure, the company temporarily shut down the pipeline, and contained the fire which caused minor damage to pump station 8. 
 
Saudi Aramco confirmed that no injuries or fatalities were reported. Saudi Aramco’s oil and gas supplies have not been impacted as a result of this incident, it said. 
 
Meanwhile, the security spokesman of the State Security Presidency stated that between 6 am and 6:30 am on Tuesday morning, there was a limited targeting of oil pumping stations of Saudi Aramco in Dawadmi and Afif Governorates in Riyadh Region, said a Saudi Press Agency report.
 
The competent authorities have started their responsibilities on the two sites and any further developments will be announced later, it said. -TradeArabia News Service
 



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