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Good Thing We've Got Our Own Oil Supplies Now!

In the old days this would have been 'over the fold' news, nowadays it's just filler.

Saudi Arabia calls Houthi missile strike on oil facility a 'cowardly' act

Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility for a cruise missile attack against an oil facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The missile hit a fuel tank at a Saudi Arabian Oil Co. facility on Monday morning, and an Energy Ministry official said the strike caused a fire. The facility is near the King Abdulaziz International Airport.

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https://news.yahoo.com/saudi-arabia-calls-houthi-missile-042...

Desert (CVX, XOM, T, BNS, BKH, ED, ATGFF, NI, NWN, TRP, ENB, WRE, WGL, XEL, DUK, SO & KO) Dave
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One of the 13 tanks at Aramco's North Jeddah Bulk Plant is currently out of action, the official told journalists on a tour.

He described the site as a "critical facility" which distributes more than 120,000 barrels of products per day domestically to Jeddah, Mecca and the al-Baha region.

A fire caused in the incident was extinguished in around 40 minutes with no casualties, the official said.

The projectile struck the storage tank from the top, causing "major damage" to the tanks' roof, with a hole around 2 meters square, the official said.

Black marks and some damage around its top rim were visible.

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https://news.yahoo.com/clean-saudi-oil-facility-houthi-09140...
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The Houthi rebels in Yemen are helping solve the oil glut that is troubling OPEC. They get no thanks for their good deeds!

The Captain
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The projectile struck the storage tank from the top, causing "major damage" to the tanks' roof, with a hole around 2 meters square, the official said.

Fake news, the hole was not square!

The Captain
likes to dot the teas and cross the eyes.
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Idle question:

The Houthi takeover in Yemen, also known as the September 21 Revolution (by supporters), or 2014–15 coup d'état (by opponents), was a gradual armed takeover of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh by the Houthis and their supporters that pushed the Yemeni government from power.

So they have controlled the country for five years in the face of a constant attempt by Saudi Arabia to topple them.

At what point do they get called the legitimate government rather than rebels? (How long did it take in the US when Washington et al beat the Brits?

And is Assad still considered the "legitimate" ruler of Syria (or again?)

Words count when it comes to the opinion of the average USian on the street 'cause he's not going to do any research past his media source of choice.

Jeff
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Words count when it comes to the opinion of the average USian on the street 'cause he's not going to do any research past his media source of choice.

Non Sequitur?

Not only is the average "USian on the street" ill-informed s/he is ill equipped to do anything about it (email to congresscritter?) even if s/he is aware of the situation which s/he most likely isn't.

"Words have meanings, actions have consequences"
- Rush Limbaugh among others
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