The official said that the strike occurred at a “critical facility” which distributes more than 120,000 barrels of petroleum products per day. The plant is one of three that supplies oil products to Jeddah, Mecca and the Al Baha region.
He said that a fire caused by the missile attack was put out in about 40 minutes and that there were no casualties resulting from the incident. However, one of the facilities’ 13 tanks is currently not in use.
The projectile hit the storage tank from above, resulting in “major damage” to its roof, with a hole around two square meters in size, the official said.
A Houthi military spokesman announced on Monday that rebel forces fired a missile that struck an Aramco facility in Jeddah. The company initially declined to comment on the claim. An official at Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy acknowledged that a fire had broken out in a fuel tank at the distribution station and that the blaze had been extinguished without injuries.