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Drones hit Aramco oil plant, output unaffected


Drones attacked oil and gas facilities at the Shaybah field in southeast Saudi Arabia but failed to disrupt production, the kingdom’s Oil Minister Khalid Al-Falih said.
Aramco extinguished a small fire at a natural gas liquids plant at Shaybah on Saturday morning, it said in a statement. There were no casualties and oil operations were not interrupted by the incident. “We will provide further details as they become available,” it said.
Yemen’s Houthi rebel leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi claimed responsibility for the attack.
Al-Falih called the incident ”a terrorist attack,” in a statement published on Saudi Press Agency website. “Saudi Arabia condemns in the strongest terms this cowardly attack, and affirms that this action of sabotage is a continuation of the series of vulgar attacks targeting the global oil supply chain that including those that were recently launched against oil pipeli- nes in the Kingdom and tankers in the Arabian Gulf amongst others,” Al-Falih said in the statement.

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