Saudi Aramco’s CEO has made a statement on an occasion celebrating national day about the state of the company, and its plants, following the attacks that took place last week.
The CEO has stated that Saudi Aramco has emerged ‘stronger than ever’ from the attacks
He added that the attacks that took place on September 14 on its oil facilities “stronger than ever” and “cemented to the world the great importance of Saudi Arabia and its oil industry”.
Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defense forces and heroic employees who helped in containing the damage of the attack were also commended in the statement.
“We have another reason for national pride and that is the great accomplishment the heroic employees, in support of Civil Defense teams, achieved in containing the damage from the sabotage attacks,” he said.
He added that had they not acted quickly to contain the fires and undertake rapid restoration efforts, the impact on the oil market and the global economy would have been far more devastating.
Six days after the assault, which hit at the heart of the Saudi energy industry and intensified a decades-long struggle with arch-rival Iran, the state oil giant Aramco invited reporters on Friday to observe the damage and the repair efforts.
Thousands of employees and contractors have been pulled from other projects to work around-the-clock to bring production back. Aramco is shipping equipment from the United States and Europe to rebuild the damaged facilities.