Kyiv responded to the attack on Saudi refinery

Киев отреагировал на атаку на саудовский НПЗ

Foreign Ministry expressed concern over the attack on Saudi refinery

Ukraine condemns terrorist act in the course of which could be affected civilians.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed concern about attacks on the oil refinery of Saudi state company Saudi Aramco. The corresponding statement the Ministry of foreign Affairs published on Monday, September 16.

“Ukraine’s foreign Ministry expresses deep concern over terrorist attacks on energy infrastructure on the territory of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the latest manifestation of which were the attack on the oil refinery in Abqaiq and field Jurys 14 Sep 2019. In Ukraine, strongly condemn the perpetration of these attacks, which threaten the lives of civilians in Saudi Arabia, ecological security of the region and the stability of world energy market”, – said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Reuters reports that Saudi Arabia has closed its crude oil pipeline in Bahrain.

“A pipeline that transported 220-230 thousand barrels of oil per day from the state oil company Saudi Aramco to Bahrain Bapco, was closed after Saturday’s attack production has decreased mainly varieties of easy oil”, – stated in the message.

It is also noted that Bapco is working to provide ships to import about 2 million barrels of Saudi oil as a result of suspension of deliveries through the pipeline.

As reported, on the night of September 14 in the East of Saudi Arabia, the Houthis attacked with drones one of the world’s largest oil refineries.

Because of the assault, oil production in Saudi Arabia dropped by 5 million barrels a day. This is nearly half of the total current volume of oil production in the country.

After that, the oil market was the worst since 1991 the price hike.


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