Photo: Jason Reed / Reuters
The cost of a barrel of oil is growing amid reports about the drone strike with explosives on an oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia. In the course of trading on the ICE exchange in London the cost of July futures for Brent oil rose to 71,12 per barrel, up 1.3 percent. The cost of WTI increased to 67,64 dollars per barrel, up one percent.
The reason for rising prices is that Saudi Aramco was forced to temporarily stop the flow of oil into the pipeline from attack. The company is going to assess the damage to infrastructure, and repair it, reported Saudi news Agency SPA.
The attack on the pipeline “East — West”, presumably, was conducted by Yemeni Houthi rebels. The Minister of energy of Saudi Arabia Khalid al-falih called the incident a terrorist attack. The affected pipeline delivers oil from the field to the East of the country to the port in the West of the state.
Monday, may 13, Saudi Arabia reported damage to two of its tankers in the Gulf of Oman. It happened shortly after the US about the threat of attacks on commercial vessels from Iran.
Video, photo All from Russia.