Drone attacks damage Saudi Arabia's oil industry infrastructure
Saudi Arabia has shut down half of its oil production after drones attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in the kingdom, CNBC reports with a reference to The Wall Street Journal.
The closure will impact almost five million barrels of crude production a day, about 5% of the world’s daily oil production, the WSJ reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.
Early Saturday, an oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil giant, was attacked by a number of drones, which sparked a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was one of their largest attacks ever inside the kingdom, the WSJ reported.