Saudis cut off fuel shipments indefinitely to Egypt, signaling lingering tensions

Source: Daily Sabah

Amid souring relations, Saudi Arabia has halted fuel shipments indefinitely to Egypt, Cairo said yesterday. The move came after Saudi state oil company Aramco informed Egypt of the suspension of oil shipments in October.

Egyptian Oil Ministry spokesman Hamdi Abdel-Aziz said Monday that Saudi Arabia’s Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, stopped sending the fuel shipments to Egypt “without giving a specific timetable or reasons.”

Egypt said last month that it had been informed that October’s shipments had been halted. But it was initially unclear whether that represented a one-off reprimand after Egypt voted for two U.N. Security Council resolutions on Syria, one of which was opposed by Riyadh.

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