The Bahraini government has blamed a pipeline explosion on Iranian-instigated terrorism, Reuters reports.
“The incident was an act of sabotage and a dangerous act of terrorism aimed at harming the higher interest of the nation and the safety of the people,” according to a governmental statement stated, Reuters reports.
Iran denied any connection with the explosion, according to the news agency.
The explosion occurred close to Buri, about 15 kilometers outside Manama, Al Arabiya reports. No injuries have been reported.
Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) cut off oil to the pipeline after the explosion on Saturday and the fire is now under control, according to Reuters.
Expressing concern, Saudi Arabia initially suspended oil flows to Bahrain and took steps to secure its own oil infrastructure, Reuters reports.
Oil shipments to Bahrain from Saudi Arabia have since resumed.
“Operations are under way to increase the refining output gradually, in cooperation with Aramco, upon completion of repairs soon,” BAPCO said in a statement released Saturday night, according to Reuters.
BAPCO operates a refinery in Sitra, Bahrain. Oil for the refinery is shipped by Saudi Aramco to the refinery from the jointly owned Abu Safa oilfield, Reuters previously reported.