16 Mar Saudi oil facility on fire after drone attack
A fire at an oil facility in Saudi Arabia on 11th March is believed to be as a result of a drone attack.
Saudi Arabia’s Energy Ministry says an unmanned aerial aircraft struck and subsequently ignited a fire at an oil facility in the capital of Riyadh. They continued to say that the supply of petroleum and its derivatives have not been affected.
The official Saudi Press Agency, citing a statement by an energy ministry official, reported that the attack happened at approximately 4:40 a.m and caused no deaths or injuries. The statement said: “The refinery’s operations and supplies of petroleum and its derivatives were not affected.”
It did not specify where the attack originated from, and investigations are believed to be ongoing.