Al-Falih calls on OPEC+ to condemn attacks in KSA
Al-Falih mentioned the sabotage attempts in his opening address to the joint ministerial monitoring committee in Jeddah, KSA.
KSA Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih at the 14th Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee meeting in Jeddah, mentioned the recent attacks in KSA in his opening remarks.
"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which has enjoyed sustained stability, was the victim of serious sabotage on two back-to-back occasions last week," he said. "Although it has not affected our supplies, such acts of terrorism are deplorable."
Two Saudi oil tankers were among four sabotaged off the coast of UAE emirate Fujairah. Days later, two oil pumping stations along the East-West Pipeline were attacked by unmanned drones. Neither attack caused any casualties or oil spills, though damage was sustained to Saudi oil infrastructure.
"We call on our colleagues here today, as well as global partners, to condemn such acts of violence," he added. "They threaten uninterrupted supplies of energy to the world and put a global economy that is already facing headwinds at further risk."