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One contractor killed in oil pipeline leak in Saudi Arabia

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Allen Cone
An oil facility seen in the desert at Khurais oil field, about 100 miles from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A pipeline oil leak in the eastern city of Abqaiq killed one contractor and injured three other workers, state-owned Aramco said Sunday. File photo by Ali Haider/EPA
An oil facility seen in the desert at Khurais oil field, about 100 miles from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A pipeline oil leak in the eastern city of Abqaiq killed one contractor and injured three other workers, state-owned Aramco said Sunday. File photo by Ali Haider/EPA

Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A pipeline oil leak killed one contractor and injured three other workers in the eastern Saudi Arabian city of Abqaiq, state-owned Aramco said Sunday.

An emergency response team contained the "limited" leak Saturday, the company said in a statement. No details were given how the contractor died.

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Armaco said on Twitter the leak occurred 37 miles southwest of the company's main Dharan compound.

Two injured contractors were discharged from a hospital and one hurt Aramco employee remains in stable condition, the company said.

The company said it will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident.

Saudi Arabia has decreased oil production in coordination with a managed agreement from Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Saudi Arabia's oil production is below 10 million barrels per day.

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