Saudi Arabia has confirmed that two Oil stations on its East-West pipeline were attacked by armed drones. The nation asserted that its supplies and exports of crude oil and products are operating normally without interruption.
In a statement, Khalid A. Al Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia, said that on Tuesday between 6am to 6.30am pump stations number 8 and 9 on the East-West pipeline, which carries Saudi oil from the Eastern Province to Yanbu port, were attacked by armed drones. The attack ignited a fire that caused minor damage to pump station no. 8, but it was eventually brought under control.
Saudi Aramco took precautionary measures and temporarily stopped operation of the pipeline, as it is evaluating the situation and working on restoring the operations of the affected pump station and the pipeline, according to the Saudi state news agency, Spa.