Saudi Aramco fire injures eight workers

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STATE-OWNED oil company Saudi Aramco reported eight workers have been injured as a result of a fire at its oil terminal facility in Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia.

The company said in a statement that the incident occurred today at around 09:00 (local time). Fire services have fully contained the fire and the facility workers have been evacuated. The company also reports the injured, including six contractors and two employees, are receiving medical treatment.

Aramco said the cause of the fire is not yet known and it will conduct a full investigation to determine the cause.

Oil and gas operations at the 550,000 bbl/d terminal were not impacted as a result of the fire.

In January 2014, three workers were killed on an oil rig belonging to Saudi Aramco which sank in the Persian Gulf.

Aramco said it will release additional information as it becomes available.

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