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Limited Targeting of Two Aramco Oil Pumping Stations in Riyadh: Saudi Official

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7Dnews London

Tue, 14 May 2019 10:53 GMT

A spokesman of Saudi Security Presidency said on Tuesday May 14th that there was limited targeting of the oil pumping station belonging to Aramco in Dawadmi governorate and Afif province in Riyadh.

“The competent authorities have started their responsibilities at the sites. The announcement will be made later on,” he added.

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said that two oil pumping stations for the East-West pipeline had been hit by explosive-laden drones, calling the attack "an act of terrorism" that targeted global oil supplies, Reuters has reported.

Falih said that Saudi oil output and exports for crude and refined products were continuing without disruption, but that the state oil giant Aramco had halted oil pumping in the pipeline while the damage was evaluated and the stations were repaired, according to a statement carried by the state news agency SPA.

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