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Armed Drones Attack Oil Pumping Stations on Saudi Pipeline

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said armed drones had struck two oil pumping stations on a pipeline Tuesday in what it called a “cowardly” act of terrorism two days after Saudi oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. The energy minister of the world’s largest oil exporter said the attack caused a fire, now contained, and minor damage at one pump station, but did not disrupt oil output or exports of crude and petroleum products. State-run Aramco said it had temporarily shut down the East-West pipeline, known as Petroline, to evaluate its […]

Fire Breaks Out at Plains All American Crude Tank

(Reuters) – A fire broke out Tuesday morning at a Plains All American Pipeline crude storage tank east of Wichita Falls, Texas, the company said. The fire was limited to a single storage tank at the Wichita Falls Station, the company said, and none of its workers were missing. Plains did not say if there were injuries, but first-responders were on site. Plains did not specify whether the fire had affected any other operations. Wichita Falls is a crude injection point in north Texas along Plain’s Basin Pipeline, which runs from the Permian Basin that […]