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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has shown its willingness to offer a helping hand to the residents of Texas and some other American states who are suffering as a result of the difficult weather conditions they are going through.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, the Saudi Minister of Energy, in a speech at an energy conference in Riyadh, affirmed that the Kingdom is ready to extend a helping hand to fill the shortage that the population may need there.
The minister said, “We are very happy to participate in this conference among this group of colleagues, friends and professionals. There are some statements that I would like to make, but I want to start with my sincere wishes and support to our friends and families in Texas, Oklahoma, California and Louisiana.”
He added, “As a Saudi and responsible for this sector, I affirm the values of friendship and partnership that bind us with those affected by the bad weather there.”
Prince Abdulaziz continued, saying: “I speak on behalf of the entire energy sector, our hearts and minds are with you, and as usual, Saudi Arabia is ready to provide any support, and we will do everything we can to help our friends and families affected.”
Our friends in Texas, Oklahoma, California, our wishes and hearts are with you. The Kingdom is ready to offer a helping hand to fill the shortage that you may need, as a result of the weather conditions these states are going through, including electricity cuts.#Energy_home pic.twitter.com/krpyOY27NL
– Ayed Al Sweidan (@ AyidhSalemQ) February 17, 2021
Officials in the US state of Texas have warned of “disasters amid a disaster,” the historic cold weather that left millions without heating for the third consecutive day, and asked residents to prepare for the non-return of energy supplies until the weekend.
They said that the authorities asked residents in more than 100 counties in Texas to boil drinking water in light of the continued interruption of power supplies to treatment plants.
Officials reported that power supplies are still cut off to 2.7 million households, and with freezing weather expected to continue until the weekend, restoration will be a slow process as the state lost 40% of its electricity generation capacity as wells, natural gas lines and wind turbines froze.
And nearly 24 people died from the severe cold.
President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency last Monday, and decided to send federal aid to Texas, where temperatures ranged between minus two degrees and minus 22 degrees.
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