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Saudi Aramco Resumes Pumping Oil Through East-West Pipeline

Saudi Aramco Resumes Pumping Oil Through East-West Pipeline

Thursday, 16 May, 2019 - 12:45
Two pumping stations on Saudi Arabia’s East-West pipeline were hit in the early morning raid. (AFP/File photo)
Riyadh- Asharq Al-Awsat
Saudi Aramco has resumed crude oil pumping via its East-West pipeline after shutting it down temporarily for checks following an armed drone attack on two of its pumping stations, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih has said that Tuesday’s attack, which was claimed by Houthis, caused a fire on the No. 8 pumping station, leaving minor damage.

Aramco said it had halted crude pumping via the pipeline, which transports Saudi oil from the Eastern Province to Yanbu port, as a precautionary measure, and that its oil and gas supplies have not been impacted.

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