Fire at Saudi Aramco refinery ‘an operational incident’

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Saudi Aramco said on Wednesday that a minor fire that was controlled at its Riyadh refinery was due to “an operational incident”.

According to a statement posted on Saudi Aramco’s official Twitter account, the fire was brought under control by the company’s fire protection crews and Saudi civil defence personnel.

“No personnel are injured and no impact on operations,” the tweet added.

The Saudi Aramco update comes after the Iran-backed Houthi movement in Yemen claimed it attacked the facility, with the Twitter account of its TV channel, Al-Masirah, claiming that a drone was used to target it.

Over the last several months, the Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at target throughout Saudi Arabia, including the capital of Riyadh.

 

Source Credit: Arabian Business

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