Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for drone attacks on two Saudi Aramco oil refineries in Saudi Arabia.
Drone strikes on key Saudi Arabian oil facilities have disrupted about half of the kingdom’s oil capacity or 5% of the daily global oil supply.
In a statement on Sunday, Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said that 5.7 million barrels a day of crude oil and gas production have been affected. The latest OPEC figures from August 2019 put the total Saudi production at 9.8 million barrels per day.
The energy minister said the “company is currently working to recover the lost quantities” of oil and will update the public within the next two days. “These attacks are not only aimed at the vital installations of the kingdom, but also on the global oil supply and its security, and thus pose a threat to the global economy.”
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