ABB Lummus vacates Yanbu; Saudis vow to crush terrorists

Even as Saudi Arabian officials pledged better security in the country after a terrorist attack at its oil and petrochemical hub of Yanbu on the Red Sea, the company that was targeted has announced the evacuation of all of its employees from the port city.The May 1 attack, which took place in the offices of ABB Lummus, left 6 people dead and as many as 33 wounded. ABB Lummus is in Yanbu to upgrade the Yanpet petrochemical plant, built by the company 5 years ago and jointly owned by ExxonMobil Corp. and Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (Sabic).Petroleum facilities in the complex did not come under attack, and state-owned Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Aramco), which runs oil installations in the count...

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