Daily Mail: Iran-backed militants admit drone swarm strike on world’s largest oil processing plant in Saudi and at second nearby facility sparking huge fires as tensions reach boiling point following tanker attacks
* Drone attacks sparked fires at Aramco oil facilities in eastern Saudi Arabia today
* Attacks took place at 4:00am at world’s largest oil processing plant Abqaiq
* The Saudi interior ministry said the fires have now been brought under control
* Iran-backed Houthis claimed responsibility for attacks in Buqyaq and Khurais
* Tensions are running high in the region after attacks in June and July on oil tankers in Gulf waters that Riyadh and Washington blamed on Iran
en drones launched by Iran-backed militants sparked a huge fire at the world’s largest oil processing facility and a major oilfield in Saudi Arabia in the early hours of this morning.
The fires at Abqaiq in Buqayq, which contains the world’s largest oil processing plant, and Khurais, which contains the country’s second largest oilfield, have now been brought under control since the drone attacks at 4.00am local time.
Tensions are running high in the region after attacks in June and July on oil tankers in Gulf waters that Riyadh and Washington blamed on Iran.
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WNU Editor: This is a big hit …. Houthi Drone Attacks on Saudi Aramco Oil Production Halt 5.7 Million Barrels Daily – Minister (Sputnik). Saudi Arabia is already saying that they are going to respond to these attacks …. MBS tells Trump Saudi ‘willing and able’ to respond to attacks (Al Jazeera).
Saudi Arabia: Drone attacks knocked out half its oil supply — AP
Attacks on Saudi oil facilities knock out half the kingdom’s supply — Reuters
Drone attacks set Saudi Aramco oil facilities ablaze — DW
Yemeni rebel attacks pose danger to Saudi infrastructure — AFP
Attacks on Saudi facilities threaten spare oil capacity, price hikes — Reuters
Saudi Arabia oil and gas production reduced by drone strikes — BBC
Houthi drone attacks on 2 Saudi Aramco oil facilities spark fires — Al Jazeera
Drone attacks cripple production at giant Saudi oil plants, US says Iran to blame — ABC News Online
Pompeo: Iran behind attack on Saudi oil facilities that will reduce kingdom’s output — The Guardian
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blames Iran for unprecedented drone attack on two processing plants in Saudi Arabia as the country cuts its oil production to the world by HALF and tensions rise following tanker attacks — Daily Mail
U.S. blames Iran for Saudi attacks, ‘pretend’ diplomacy — Reuters
Trump ‘strongly condemns’ drone attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities in call with Saudi crown prince — SCMP/AFP
U.S. stands ready to tap emergency oil reserve after Saudi attacks: DOE — Reuters
Timeline: Houthis’ drone and missile attacks on Saudi targets — Al Jazeera
Factbox: Inside Saudi Aramco’s oil operations — Reuters
Saudi Aramco, the world’s most profitable company — Al Jazeera