Saudi Aramco resumes oil shipments through Bab El-Mandeb Strait

Saudi oil giant resumes transportation following incident last month.

Photo for illustrative purposes.
Photo for illustrative purposes.

Saudi Aramco has released an official statement announcing it will resume its oil shipments through the Bab El-Mandeb Strait with immediate effect.


On July 25th, two very large crude carriers, each with a 2mn barrel capacity, operated by the Saudi National Shipping Company, Bahri, and transporting Aramco crude oil, were attacked by Houthi militia in the Red Sea, according to a previous statement. The exact location of the incident was not provided. One of the ships sustained minimal damage. No injuries or oil spills were reported.


The latest release reveals that the company “will continue to monitor the situation and remains ready to take necessary actions in efforts to constantly ensure the safety and reliability of supply to its customers through its wide network which has the flexibility to export oil through multiple ports.”
Aramco’s statement also stressed that the company “will take all necessary actions” to safeguard people, assets and the environment while continuing to reliably supply energy to its customers.

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