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Oil Soars as Two Saudi Oil Tankers Among Four Attacked off UAE Coast

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Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, Reuters reports, with a total of four vessels being impacted by an attack.

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