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Riyadh abandons Red Sea oil tanker route after Houthi attack

Amid rising oil prices, Riyadh announced on Thursday that, until further notice, its tankers would avoid transiting the Red Sea-Bab al-Mandeb-Suez route to export markets after a Yemeni Houthi rebel attack in the Red Sea on two Saudi tankers. The kingdom’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Faith said each of the tankers carried 2 million barrels of crude, that the damage was minimal and that no oil spill was reported.

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4 thoughts on “Riyadh abandons Red Sea oil tanker route after Houthi attack

  • Jul 26, 2018 @ 12:37 at 12:37
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    Whahabi ideology and destruction comes to haunt its makers.

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  • Jul 26, 2018 @ 13:45 at 13:45
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    Is There any other route?

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    • Jul 26, 2018 @ 17:32 at 17:32
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      They could build a pipeline over land to the Mediterranean via Israel. And monkeys could fly out Bibi’s butt.

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      • Jul 26, 2018 @ 20:48 at 20:48
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        Are you not able to offer an opinion and be at the same time be civil?

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