Problems with Saudi oil exports due to attack on refineries

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Saudi Arabia’s oil production and exports were disrupted due to drone attacks at two Saudi Aramco refineries, Reuters reported, citing informed sources.

Earlier it was reported that a fire broke out on Saturday night at the Abkaik refinery in the east of the country and Hurais east of the capital of Riyadh, owned by the state oil and gas company Saudi Aramco.

The Saudi Interior Ministry announced the localization of fires, but a number of media reports that the fire has not yet been eliminated. Houthi Yemeni rebels later claimed that two Saudi refineries were attacked by fighters of their movement using ten unmanned aerial vehicles.

According to the source of the agency, as a result of attacks, production could be reduced by 5 million barrels per day, which is almost half of Saudi Arabia’s oil production.

Earlier, the Hussites launched an attack from drones on the field and oil refinery in the Sheyba area in Saudi Arabia, which led to the ignition of a gas enterprise in the field. In response, the Arab coalition attacked the positions of the Houthis in northern Yemen.

Since August 2014, a military confrontation has continued in Yemen between forces on the side of President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi and Shiite rebels.

Since March 2015, a number of Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia have entered into hostilities on the Hadi side. From that moment, the Hussites began to strike in the kingdom in response to the bombing of their facilities in Yemen.


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