RIYADH, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Top world oil exporter Saudi Arabia said on Friday it was taking measures to protect its oil and economic installations from a “terrorist threat.”
Western naval forces in the Gulf have been deployed to counter a possible seaborne threat to Saudi Arabia’s Ras Tanura oil terminal.
“The terrorist threat to the kingdom’s economic installation exists and it is a declared goal of the straying faction to affect the interests of the Saudi citizen,” an Interior Ministry spokesman said.
“Saudi security forces are cooperating and coordinating with the Saudi navy to take the necessary security measures,” he told Reuters.
Meanwhile, from London:
Oil prices rose slightly Friday amid fears of terror attack on the Gulf oil terminals.
New York’s main contract, light sweet crude for delivery in December, climbed 39 cents to close at 60.75 dollars a barrel.
In London, Brent North Sea crude for December delivery rose 31 cents to settle at 61.08 dollars a barrel.
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