Minister of Energy confirms return of oil supplies following blatant sabotage act against oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais 2 Jeddah

Wednesday 1441/1/19 - 2019/09/18
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In response to a question, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz said, "We dealt with the blatant sabotage that took place in Abqaiq and Khurais plants and the fires that resulted from this work in the two factories in about 7 hours in an ideal way, and intensified efforts to restore production after extinguishing fires, and these efforts resulted in the recovery of 2 million barrels in the facility of Abqaiq, adding that the restoration of production as it was before the sabotage will be by the end of this month.
He praised the efforts of the employees of Saudi Aramco and their perseverance and completion of the effects in a period of 24 hours, which is not surprising for workers in this company, which is one of the largest known companies in the world in the oil sector. This is a commitment from Saudi Arabia to continue the production process, and no company in the world is doing what Aramco has done in this circumstance at this record time.
He pointed out that the Kingdom has for many years established the so-called strategic storage, and this element was active in this period and the situation, and this proves the importance of strategic storage, which serves at critical periods, and the time came to need it, pointing out that Aramco has a large storage capacity as part of safety systems and is keen to provide additional quantities in stock, both at home and abroad, and part of it to cover aspects of operations, and part of them sometimes is asking from Aramco to increase the stock in the Kingdom to deal with some precautionary measures, and this policy proved that it is compatible with what we see of accelerated events.
01:02 LOCAL TIME 22:02 GMT