Saudi Arabia has temporarily halted production at two Aramco oil facilities that were attacked, interrupting about half of the company's total output, said Saudi Energy minister prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman, Saudi Gazette reports.
The attacks "resulted in a temporary suspension of production at Abqaiq and Khurais plants," Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, said in a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency. It led to the interruption of about 50 percent of total production, he added.
He also confirmed that the attacks caused a halt in associated gas production of about 2 bln cubic feet per day.
The minister said the attacks, however, did not have any impact on the supply of electricity and water supplies from the fuel, or on the supply of the domestic market of hydrocarbons.
"These attacks resulted in production suspension of 5.7 million barrels of crude oil per day," Aramco said in a separate statement.
Aramco CEO Amin Nasser said work was underway to restore production and a progress update would be provided in the next two days.
Nasser said "no injuries" were reported in the attacks.