Saudi Arabia Oil Pipeline Attacked by Drones

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The Wall Street Journal  | Tue, May 14, 2019

by Summer Said

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Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it halted pumping on a major oil pipeline after it was hit by armed drones, the latest attack on its energy infrastructure after two of its oil tankers were damaged near the Strait of Hormuz over the weekend.

The armed drones attacked two pump stations on a pipeline that transports oil from the Eastern Province to Yanbu port on the Red Sea, said Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih in a statement. The attack early in the morning caused minor damage and a fire that has since been contained, he said.

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