A press statement by an official spokesman, at the Ministry of Energy

Monday 1442/4/8 - 2020/11/23
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Riyadh, Nov 23, 2020, SPA -- An official spokesman, at the Ministry of Energy, said that at 3:50 am today, an explosion took place as a result of a terrorist attack by a projectile, causing a fire in a fuel tank at the petroleum products distribution terminal, in the north of Jeddah.
The spokesman said that firefighting teams had extinguished the fire, and that no casualties occurred as a result of this attack.
The spokesman also confirmed that Saudi Aramco’s fuel supplies to its customers were not affected.
The spokesman emphasized that the Kingdom condemns this cowardly attack, and reaffirmed that such acts of terrorism and sabotage, committed against vital installations - including the recent incident, in Jizan, near the floating offloading platform of the petroleum products distribution terminal, and the previous terrorist attack on oil installations, in Abqaiq and Khurais - are aimed at the security and stability of energy supplies to the world, as well as the global economy.
The spokesman reiterated the Kingdom's determination to confront such terrorist and sabotage acts, and all entities that stand behind them.
--SPA
21:43 LOCAL TIME 18:43 GMT
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