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Major Blaze At Iran Oil Refinery Raises Suspicions Of Saudi Revenge Attack

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A section of Iran’s sprawling Abadan oil refinery in the southwest of the country went up in flames Saturday, and state media sources reported the emergency was under control as of Sunday morning.

State media is describing it as “a fire in a canal carrying waste from Iran’s Abadan oil refinery,” with Iranian official broadcaster IRIB saying, “The refinery’s fire department contained the fire and prevented it from spreading to other units.”

However, given the extent of the blaze captured in social media circulating videos, and especially given it comes after a tense summer of attacks on tanker and refineries — notably the Sept. 14 Saudi Aramco drone and missile attack — the newest Iran facility fire raises serious question.

Could the clearly massive Abadan blaze, which Iranian state sources appear ready to downplay, be the result of a Saudi revenge attack?

Though unverified and unconfirmed, Iranian opposition sources are pointing to a potential cyber attack as a possible cause for the fire.

Again, local authorities say it’s the result of an accident, and though yes the occasional oil refinery blaze does happen, it’s the fact that it comes after months of unprecedented Saudi-Iran (and allies) tit-for-tat targeting of tankers and energy resources that should raise some eyebrows.

The blaze is currently subject of intense speculation online after early reports cited an initial “explosion” at the facility.

Interestingly, the Abadan refinery has been subject of major foreign investment, with a Chinese firm Sinopec signing a $1.2 billion deal with Iran’s oil ministry for a major modernization project at the facility in 2016.

And earlier this year it was announced that “China’s Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation has invested €2 billion in development projects in the refinery since 2017,” as initially cited by IRNA.

Abadan refinery in Iran’s southwest region, file image.

However, with new US sanctions now targeting major Chinese shipping firms and entities caught importing Iranian oil, Beijing has begun pulling out of major oil and gas infrastructure projects inside Iran.

The fire is currently said to be under control, per state sources, but a definitive cause is as yet still unclear.

zerohedge



11 Comments on "Major Blaze At Iran Oil Refinery Raises Suspicions Of Saudi Revenge Attack"

  1. Robert Inget on Sun, 20th Oct 2019 2:07 pm 

    Give-me a dollar for everytime a refinery (anywhere) bursts into flame and I’ll retire.
    The FACT that this fire was in a waste canal and not vital equipment says it all.

  2. Cloggie on Sun, 20th Oct 2019 2:12 pm 

    Our Iranian and Saudi friends could deliver the world and the environment a great service by going at each others throat, or rather at each others oil and gas infrastructure.

  3. Davy on Sun, 20th Oct 2019 2:31 pm 

    “Our Iranian and Saudi friends could deliver the world and the environment a great service by going at each others throat, or rather at each others oil and gas infrastructure.”

    Europe would be up shit creek without a paddle. The Cloggo would be so quiet if this happened.

  4. More Lonely Insane Old Man Garbage on Sun, 20th Oct 2019 2:44 pm 

    Davy on Sun, 20th Oct 2019 2:31 pm

  5. Truth Buster on Sun, 20th Oct 2019 3:30 pm 

    You mean to tell me Juan, you were insulted 18 months ago and have spent every single day since trolling Davy? Wow, those are some hurt widdle feelings.

  6. JuanP on Sun, 20th Oct 2019 3:32 pm 

    I told Davy I meant it. He was supposed to leave or obey my rules. Since he did neither I am no making him pay a price for his arrogance

  7. Truth Buster on Sun, 20th Oct 2019 3:34 pm 

    Lol, who is paying the price? JuanP you have wasted a year and a half of your life on mindless trolling. I think you have been shown to the world what you are and that is a loser.

  8. joe on Sun, 20th Oct 2019 3:39 pm 

    since saudi has not attacked iran it seems they know very well who attacked their oil facility. it really was some yemenis with ‘cheapo’ Chinese wish.com drones. since trump has decided that invading Saudi Arabia is smarter than saving kurds (turds) youd better believe he thinks the only way to save Saudi is to use american troops as human sheilds (patriot missiles are ancient tech).
    al qaeda/pnac attacked America on 911 using us troops in Saudi as an excuse. wonder how this new occupation will end…….

  9. Truth DIstorter sock on Sun, 20th Oct 2019 4:06 pm 

    Lol, I am not paying any price. I have wasted a year and a half of my worthless life on mindless socking and stalking. I think I have shown to world what a prick-face I am towards anyone who rubs my exceptional ass the wrong way. I have shown the world what I am and that is I am a loser.

  10. Richard Guenette on Sun, 20th Oct 2019 4:35 pm 

    Good, Juan, when you accept failure you are on the road to recovery. I would recommend you move on because everyone here is sick and tired of you mindless contributions. Go hang out on a 3rd world South American site where you will fit right in.

  11. Richard Guenette on Tue, 22nd Oct 2019 1:05 pm 

    Good Davy, when you accept failure you are on the road to recovery. I would recommend you move on because everyone here is sick and tired of you mindless contributions. Go hang out in a Missouri mental institution where you will fit right in.

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