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Saudi Aramco says eight injured in oil terminal blaze

Energy company says fire at its Ras Tanura terminal has been put out, no impact on operations

Saudi Aramco says eight injured in oil terminal blaze
KSA energy

Saudi Aramco said on Tuesday it had put out a minor fire at its Ras Tanura oil terminal where eight individuals were injured, including two Aramco employees.

In a statement posted on its website, it said the fire, which took place at around 9 am Saudi local time (0700 GMT) and hit the North pier had not affected operations.

The state-owned oil firm said the cause of the fire was not yet known.

One trader said the berth concerned had been shut for maintenance, expected to last six months, since May this year.

The terminal in the east of Saudi Arabia is owned and operated by Saudi Aramco. It also operates a refinery in Ras Tanura, its largest in the country.

The Ras Tanura refinery, which exports naphtha, fuel oil and middle distillates, will be shut for scheduled maintenance in December this year.

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