World media shown damage at sites of Aramco attack

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Journalists from local and international media organizations on Friday inspected Aramco oil facilities in Khurais and Abqaiq that were hit by attacks on Sept. 14. (SPA)
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Journalists from local and international media organizations on Friday inspected Aramco oil facilities in Khurais and Abqaiq that were hit by attacks on Sept. 14. (SPA)
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Journalists from local and international media organizations on Friday inspected Aramco oil facilities in Khurais and Abqaiq that were hit by attacks on Sept. 14. (SPA)
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Journalists from local and international media organizations on Friday inspected Aramco oil facilities in Khurais and Abqaiq that were hit by attacks on Sept. 14. (SPA)
Updated 20 September 2019

World media shown damage at sites of Aramco attack

  • Aramco is shipping equipment from the US and Europe to rebuild the damaged facilities
  • Al-Jubeir said attacks were an “extension of the Iranian regime’s hostile and outlawed behavior”

RIYADH: Journalists from local and international media organizations on Friday inspected Aramco oil facilities in Khurais and Abqaiq that were hit by attacks on Sept. 14.
At Khurais, cranes had been erected around two burnt-out stabilization columns, which form part of oil-gas separation units, and melted pipes.
“We are confident we are going back to the full production we were at before the attack (on Khurais) by the end of September,” Fahad Abdulkarim, Aramco’s general manager for the southern area oil operation, told reporters.
“We are working 24/7 ... this is a beehive.”
Aramco is shipping equipment from the US and Europe to rebuild the damaged facilities, Abdulkarim added.
Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said on Thursday the attacks were an “extension of the Iranian regime’s hostile and outlawed behavior.”
Iran has denied involvement in the attack.
Responsibility was claimed by Yemen’s Houthis who are backed by Iran.
(With agencies)


Abdulrahman Al-Fadley, Saudi minister of environment, water and agriculture

Updated 5 min 20 sec ago

Abdulrahman Al-Fadley, Saudi minister of environment, water and agriculture

Abdulrahman Al-Fadley has been the Kingdom’s minister of environment, water and agriculture since January 2015.

He has extensive experience in operational management, as well as expertise in project and investment management.

He is chairman of the Saudi Arabian Grains Organization, the Irrigation and Drainage Authority, the Agricultural Development Fund, the General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection, the Saudi Wildlife Authority, the Saline Water Conversion Corporation, the National Water Co., and the Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Co. (SALIC). 

Al-Fadley has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from King Saud University, Riyadh.

He worked in the petroleum industry for 13 years before joining Almarai food company in 1996, where he was the general manager and deputy CEO of its main factories in Al-Kharj.

He was then appointed CEO of Almarai between 2000 and 2015.

He also served as the chairman of International Dairy and Juice Limited, a joint venture between PepsiCo and Almarai, and also chaired the Dairy and Food Polytechnic, which Almarai established in collaboration with the General Organization for Technical Education and Vocational Training to nationalize the dairy product industry.

Al-Fadley was chairman of the United Farmers Holding Company’s board of directors, a SALIC board member, and a member of the engineering board of King Saud University’s College of Engineering.