The drone strikes, which Riyadh termed a "cowardly" act by Yemen's Houthi rebels, caused minor damage to one of the stations supplying a pipeline running from its oil-rich eastern province to the Yanbu Port on the Red Sea, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said in a statement cited by AL Jazeera.
Falih said the recent sabotage acts not only target Saudi Arabia but also affect the safety of the world's energy supply and global economy. The minister further promised that the production and export of Saudi oil would not be interrupted.
However, oil prices in the United States rose to 1.4 per cent even though Saudi Aramco told CNN that the attack caused "no damage to oil production, no oil spills or injuries." Brent crude, the global benchmark, jumped to 1.6 per cent.
"It was a successful operation. We found assistance from people living in Saudi Arabia, and we had excellent intelligence," Saree added.
Earlier on Tuesday, a television station run by Yemen's Houthi rebels said it launched drone attacks on Saudi installations, without identifying the targets or time of the attacks.
The drone attacks come a day after Riyadh said two of its oil tankers were among four vessels sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday. However, Tehran has denied any involvement in the Sunday describing it as "worrisome and dreadful".
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