Homs, SANA- Al-Rayyan Gas Station, South Central Region Gas Factory, Ebla Gas Factory and Homs Refinery were again attacked by terrorists on Tuesday dawn with shells fired by drones which caused fired and a material damage.
Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Eng. Ali Ghanem said in a statement to SANA that terrorists and their sponsors have gain targeted the oil sector and its facilities on Tuesday dawn, particularly Ebla Gas Factory, South Central Gas Factory, al-Rayyan Gas Station and Homs Refinery.
Minister Ghanem added that immediately the firefighting brigades which are affiliated to the oil facilities and the civil defense were able to contain the fires which resulted from the attack and they extinguished them.
He noted that the technical cadres have started the process of damage assessment and the maintenance works at the damaged units, adding that the cadres have been able to alleviate the mitigate damage and ensure the continuity of gas flow to the generation plants as usual.
Minister Ghanem indicated that some of the damaged units have stopped partially, but there will not be a large effect on the issue of the local market’s supplies.
He went on saying that “We have always noticed that terrorists launch attacks as a means to exert direct pressure, but we can get over that through using alternative plans, and they will not succeed in their schemes and we are able to overcome this crisis soon.”
Director of the Syrian General Gas Company Ghassan Tarraf, for his part, told SANA reporter that after 12:30 a.m. last night, al-Rayyan gas station was targeted by terrorists with a number of shells while three shells were fired on the South Central Region Gas Factory and Ebla station was targeted with two shells as fires erupted and it caused material damage.
Tarraf added that the fires which were caused by the terrorist attacks were controlled and now the damage is being assessed and the maintenance works started, indicating that there are no fires in Ebla Gas Factory.