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Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility for attacks that set two major Saudi Arabian oil facilities ablaze, raising fears for supplies from one of the world’s largest energy producers. The attacks on Abqaiq, a vital oil processing centre south-west of Saudi Aramco’s headquarters in Dhahran, and the Khurais oilfield happened in the early hours of Saturday morning, marking the most successful strike to date on Saudi energy facilities by the Iranian-backed rebels. Pictures and video posted on social media showed large fires at Khurais which lies more than 500km from the Yemen border. The 7m barrel-a-day facility is used to stabilise and upgrade up to 70 per cent of the Opec kingpin’s near 10m barrels a day of oil production.
Saudi Arabia supplies more than 10 per cent of global crude and is the world’s largest exporter of oil. The Saudi interior ministry said the fires had been brought under control by Saudi Aramco’s industrial security unit, but that the scale of the attacks will raise fears that the kingdom’s energy infrastructure is vulnerable to increasingly sophisticated attacks by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels. The four-years war between a Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels in Yemen has been described by the UN as the world’s worst man-made humanitarian crisis. It has brought the Saudis into near conflict with regional rival Iran. There has been a surge in attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure and tankers in the Gulf over the summer. the US and Saudi Arabia have blamed Iran and its proxies. Tehran has denied responsibility. In August Houthis launched a drone attack on the Shaybah oilfield and in May they targeted Saudi crude oil pumping stations. Houthi rebels said Saturday’s attacks involved 10…Continue
Posted by Brian Simpson on September 14, 2019 at 6:52
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