June 2019, Vol. 246, No. 6

Global News

Armed Drones Attack Oil Pumping Stations on Saudi Pipeline

Shippers and refiners put ships heading to the Middle East on alert last month after armed drones struck a Saudi Aramco pipeline and Saudi oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.   The energy minister of the world’s largest oil exporter said the drone attack on two of the oil pipeline’s pumping stations caused a fire and minor damage at one station, but did not disrupt oil output or exports of crude and petroleum products. A Houthi military spokesman claimed responsibility for the pipeline attack.   State-run Aramco temporarily shut down the East-West pipeline, known as Petroline, to evaluate its condition. The pipeline mainly transports crude from the kingdom

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