JEDDAH: On Tuesday, an official from the Saudi Aramco oil company said customers were unaffected by an attack at a petroleum products distribution plant in the north of Jeddah city by the Yemeni Houthi group.
On Monday, Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi forces said they fired a missile at the Jeddah facility and struck it. The attack was later confirmed by Saudi authorities.
Furthermore, the official told journalists on a tour that one of the 13 tanks at Aramco’s North Jeddah Bulk Plant is currently out of service.
He described the site as a “critical facility” that distributes to Jeddah, Mecca and the al-Baha area more than 120,000 barrels of products per day domestically.
Then, a fire caused by the incident was extinguished with no casualties in around 40 minutes, the official said.
The projectile hit the top storage tank, causing “major damage” to the roof of the tanks. It includes a hole about 2 m square, the official said.
Black marks were noticeable and some damage around its top surface.
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