Saudi Arabia, missiles on Aramco: oil spikes at an all-time high

Saudi Arabia: drone and missile attacks against Aramco

Yesterday morning a drone attacked an oil depot in the Saudi port of Ras Tanura, in the east of the country, while shrapnel from a ballistic missile fell near the offices of the Aramco oil company in the city of Dhahran. This was reported by sources from the Riyadh Energy Ministry in the evening.

Saudi Arabia: drone and missile attacks against Aramco

“One of the areas of the oil depots at the port of Ras Tanura in the eastern region was attacked this morning by a drone coming from the sea”, the ministry said. Later, “shrapnel from a ballistic missile fell near the Aramco residential area in the city of Dharan”, he added, stating that there were no victims or damage. The ministry sources, quoted by the Saudi news agency, pointed the finger at “these sabotage attacks” which “in targeting the Kingdom, target, to a greater extent, the global economy”. Hence the appeal to the international community to “oppose these acts, directed against civil objectives and vital installations, which have as their objective the security and stability of energy supplies in the world”. The press release did not mention those responsible, but limited itself to saying that the drone arrived “from the sea”. A reference to the Houthis, pro-Iranian Shiite Yemeni rebels, who in recent weeks have intensified attacks against Saudi Arabia with drones and missiles.

Oil: prices at the highest levels after attacks on Saudi plants

Oil prices are running after the attacks on Saudi plants. Sources from the Riyadh ministry said that a drone attacked an oil depot in the Saudi port of Ras Tanura, in the east of the country, while shrapnel from a ballistic missile fell near the offices of the Aramco oil company in the city of Dhahran. . Brent with delivery in May thus jumped above 70 dollars a barrel for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, reaching a peak of 71.38 dollars, the highest since 8 January 2020, while US crude oil reached its maximum in more than two years (from October 2018) at 67.98 dollars a barrel.

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