Saudi Arabia says ports and other facilities have been targeted by drones and missile strikes but has assured that damage is minimal.
A spokesman at the Ministry of Energy said
- that one of the petroleum tank farms at the Ras Tanura Port in the Eastern Regio was attacked by a drone
- another attempt was also made later to attack Saudi Aramco’s facilities
- shrapnel from a ballistic missile fell near Saudi Aramco’s residential area in the city of Dhahran
- said that both attacks did not result in any injury or loss of life or property
Other reports are that oil is still being loaded at Ras Tanura and a tanker has berthed at the facility after the earlier attacks.
Oil traders should be wary of a price pop on the news, although it does seem (according to the official reports at least) that there will be minimal, if any, disruption.