Saudi Arabia oil production reduced by drone strikes

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A fire which broke out at a Saudi Aramco facility in Abqaiq has been controlled with the cause of the incident still unknown, an Al Arabiya correspondent reports.

BREAKING: A Saudi-owned satellite news channel is reporting a fire at a Saudi Aramco facility in the kingdom's east, without offering a cause for the blaze.

#BREAKING: Major fires continue to rage at the Aramco Oil Plant in Baqyaq, Saudi Arabia. Multiple reports of gunfire in the area.

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YEMEN: Houthi media reports that 10 drones struck the oil processing plant in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia. No footage of the attack has yet been released.

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Drone attacks claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels have caused fires at two major facilities run by Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant, disrupting output and exports.

Citing an interior ministry spokesperson, the official Saudi Press Agency said on Saturday the blazes at the facilities in Abqaiq - home to the company's largest oil processing plant - and Khurais were under control.

"At 4.00am (01:00 GMT) the industrial security teams of Aramco started dealing with fires at two of its facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais as a result of ... drones," it said, without specifying any casualties.

Two sources close to the matter told Reuters news agency that 5 million barrels a day of crude production had been impacted - close to half of the kingdom's output or 5 percent of global oil supply


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Saudi Arabia's oil production has been severely disrupted by drone attacks on two major oil facilities run by state-owned company Aramco, reports say.

Sources quoted by Reuters and WSJ said the strikes had reduced production by five million barrels a day - nearly half the kingdom's output.

The fires are now under control at both facilities, Saudi state media say.

A spokesman for the Houthi rebel group in Yemen said it had deployed 10 drones in the attacks.

There have been no details on the damage but AFP news agency quoted interior ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki as saying there were no casualties.

Later, the SPA reported that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had told US President Donald Trump in a telephone conversation that the kingdom was "willing and able to confront and deal with this terrorist aggression".

The White House said Mr Trump had offered US support to help Saudi Arabia defend itself.

The US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, John Abizaid, condemned the drone attacks.

"These attacks against critical infrastructure endanger civilians, are unacceptable, and sooner or later will result in innocent lives being lost," he said.

United Nations envoy Martin Griffiths described the attacks as "extremely worrying" in a statement in which he called on all parties in the Yemen conflict to exercise restraint.+

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Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:42 pm

Iranian supported Houthi rebels who attacked Saudi oil refineries is yet another example of how Iran is wreaking havoc in the Middle East. The Iranian regime is not interested in peace - they’re pursuing nuclear weapons and regional dominance.

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Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:44 pm

It is now time for the U.S. to put on the table an attack on Iranian oil refineries if they continue their provocations or increase nuclear enrichment.

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Iran will not stop their misbehavior until the consequences become more real, like attacking their refineries, which will break the regime’s back.
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:50 pm

Alleged footage taken from Kuwait showing glowing objects coming from Iraq flying towards Saudi-Arabia last night https://t.co/3ADOyC4J7u #Abqaiq (via @falsubaie86 )

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The Saudi Embassy in Washington confirms that Trump called Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman today and discussed the recent attacks on Aramco oil facilities @NBCNews

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