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Drones hit 2 Saudi Aramco oil facilities, causes fires

Al Jazeera English

Houthi drone attacks on 2 Saudi Aramco oil facilities spark fires

Yemen's Houthi rebels claim attacks on facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais, vow to widen range of targets in Saudi Arabia.

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 if there had been 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.

Online videos showed smoke rising above the company's facility in Abqaiq as what sounded like gunfire could be heard in the background.




「午前4時(グリニッジ標準時01:00)、アラムコの産業保安チームは、ドローンの結果として、アブカイクとフレイスの2つの施設で火災に対処し始めました。」 。





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