Saudi Arabia is calling for increased cooperative efforts between countries to secure the shipping pathways of oil and energy supplies products, according to Saudi Minister of Energy Khaled Al-Falih, Asharq Al-Awsat reported.
Al-Falih did not specify any actions taken after the recent attacks on oil tankers, however, the Saudi minister stressed that the kingdom will take all the precautions needed to stabilize Saudi supplies and allies in the region.
“We will secure our infrastructure and our land despite the targeted trials to threaten our institutions,” Al- Falih commented, pointing out that the global trade marine pathways need cooperative protection. “We believe that it will be possible, yet we have to make sure that the rest of the world pay attention as well.”
Two pump stations on the Saudi East-West pipeline were recently attacked by armed drones after four commercial ships near Emirati territorial waters in the Gulf of Oman were subject to sabotage operations.
Similarly, two oil tankers were reportedly damaged due to a suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman, near the Strait of Hormuz.
Riyadh believes that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) should decide to extend the production cut agreement during its next meeting.