On Saturday Drone strikes on the world’s largest oil producer, Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia. This has an adverse impact on the exports by it.
Saudi Aramco is the worlds largest crude oil stabilization and pocessing factory. Though there is no immediate claim on this attack, later Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed the responsibility. On the other hand, US has balmed the Iran for these attacks.
The battle between Iranian-backed Yemen’s Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition has been battling the rebels since March 2015. The violence has killed more than 90,000 innocent people since then.
The tensions between the US and Iran has also reulted in intensifying Drone attacks on Saudi Arabia.
As reports suggest, 10 drones striked Abqaiq and Khurais oil facilities which disrupted Saudi Arabia’s half oil capacities.
Saudi Aramco in a statement said
Saudi Aramco emergency crews contained fires at its plants in Abqaiq and Khurais, as a result of terrorist attacks with projectiles. These attacks resulted in production suspension of 5.7 million barrels of crude oil per day,
Saudi Aramco President & CEO, Amin H. Nasser stated that
We are gratified that there were no injuries. I would like to thank all teams that responded timely to the incidents and brought the situation under control. Work is underway to restore production and a progress update will be provided in around 48 hours.
US secretary of state, Michael Richard Pompeo tweeted
Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while Rouhani and Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy. Amid all the calls for de-escalation, Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply. There is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen,
We call on all nations to publicly and unequivocally condemn Iran’s attacks. The United States will work with our partners and allies to ensure that energy markets remain well supplied and Iran is held accountable for its aggression,
On the other hand, the latest attack has a direct impact on India too. India is mainly dependent on Cooking Gas and Crude Oil from Saudi Arabia. India is the third largest consumer of oil energy in the world. India’s nearly 80% of oil requirements and 18% of natural gas are imported. Also, India is the second largest importer for Saudi Arabia for crude oils and cooking gas.