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Aramco contains minor fire at oil terminal

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia, September 20, 2016

Saudi Aramco has successfully responded to a minor fire incident at its oil terminal facility in Ras Tanura at about 9 am local time today (September 20), it said in a statement.

Emergency fire services have fully contained the fire, while workers in the facility have been evacuated, it added.

It is reported that eight workers have sustained injuries as a result of the fire, including six contractors and two employees. The injured have received medical treatment.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.  The company will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause.

Saudi Aramco oil and gas operations were not impacted as a result of the incident, the statement said.

The company will release additional information as it becomes available, it said. – TradeArabia News Service




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