One person dies in oil pipeline leak in Saudi Arabia

File picture of a Saudi Aramco refinery. (AP)

State oil giant Saudi Aramco said on Saturday it had contained a “limited” oil leak from one of its pipelines near Abqaiq that had caused the death of a contractor and injured three other people, including an Aramco employee.

Aramco gave no details on the cause of the leak but said in a statement that it would conduct a thorough investigation.

It said two of the injured people had been discharged from hospital.

Aramco’s facility in Abqaiq is the world’s largest oil processing facility and the largest crude oil stabilisation plant.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48