Saudis say drones targeted oil pipeline near Riyadh
14 May 2019
A general view of an oil plant in Haradh, Saudi Arabia. File/ AFP
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday said that drones attacked one of its oil pipelines as other assaults targeted energy infrastructure elsewhere in the kingdom.
In a statement carried on the state-run Saudi Press Agency, Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih said that drones attacked a petroleum pumping station supplying a pipeline running from its oil-rich Eastern Province to the Yanbu Port on the Red Sea.
A fire broke out and firefighters later brought it under control, though the state-run Saudi Aramco stopped pumping oil through the pipeline.