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Saudis Halt Oil Pipe on Attack Claimed by Iran-Backed Rebels

  • Attack raises tensions in Gulf after ships sabotaged Sunday
  • Aramco oil exports continue after pumping stations shut
This Is Where Saudi Arabia Gets Its Oil
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Saudi Arabia halted its main cross-country oil pipeline temporarily after a drone attack damaged pumping stations along the link, a strike claimed by Iran-backed rebels in neighboring Yemeni. Oil prices rose.

Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil exporter, said that supplies of crude and products continued “normally without interruption,” the official Saudi Press Agency reported, citing the energy ministry.