Sabotage incident using armed drones targets Saudi Aramco facility, shuts down pipeline

Saudi Aramco’s oil and gas supplies have not been impacted as a result of this incident

Saudi Aramco temporarily shut down the east west pipeline. (Image for illustrative purpose only)
Saudi Aramco temporarily shut down the east west pipeline. (Image for illustrative purpose only)

Saudi Aramco responded to a fire at east west pipeline pump station 8, which was caused by a sabotage incident using armed drones, which targeted pump stations 8 and 9.

As a precautionary measure, the company temporarily shut down the pipeline, and contained the fire, which caused minor damage to pump station 8.

Saudi Aramco confirmed that no injuries, or fatalities have been reported.

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