Fire at Saudi Arabia oil facility after drone attack | Business and Economy News


Saudi Arabia condemns attack saying it targeted ‘the security and stability of the world’s energy supplies’.

Saudi Arabia said drones struck an oil facility in the capital of Riyadh on Friday, igniting a fire at the installation.

The official Saudi Press Agency quoted an official in the energy ministry as saying the dawn attack caused no injuries or damage, and did not affect oil supplies.

“The Riyadh oil refinery was attacked by drones, resulting in a fire that has been brought under control,” the ministry said in a statement.

Earlier on Friday, Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi rebels reported they launched six drones at a facility belonging to Saudi Aramco, the kingdom’s oil giant that now has a sliver of its worth traded publicly on the stock market, in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia condemned the attack saying the assault targeted “the security and stability of the world’s energy supplies”.

A Saudi-led coalition has been battling the Houthis since March 2015, months after the rebels seized Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. The war has ground into a stalemate since with Saudi Arabia facing international criticism for its air strikes killing civilians.

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