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'No supply disruption to India': Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan after attack on Saudi's oil facilities

File photo: Dharmendra Pradhan. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 16, 2019, 05.01 PM (IST)

Union Minister of Petroleum, Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said, top executives of Aramco have been contacted to ensure a steady supply to India, after an attack on Saudi Arabia's crude oil facilities over the weekend.

"Following the attacks on the oil stabilisation centres of Saudi Aramco, top executives of Aramco have been contacted. Indian ambassador in Riyadh contacted the senior management of Aramco to ensure a steady supply to India," Pradhan said in a press conference. 

"We are confident there would be no supply disruption to India. We are closely monitoring the evolving situation," Pradhan added.

Saudi Arabia is the world's biggest oil exporter and the attack on state-owned producer Saudi Aramco's crude-processing facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais has cut output by 5.7 million barrels per day. The company has not given a timeline for the resumption of full output.

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Saudi Arabia is also India's top oil supplier after Iraq. In January-July, it supplied 788,200 barrels per day of oil to India.

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group claimed responsibility for the drone attack, but the US has pointed the finger directly at Iran.

(With inputs from agencies)