Saudi Arabia halved oil production due to drone attacks


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Saudi Arabia has twice reduced oil production after the drone attacks on its oil facilities — Armaco is forced to cut back production to 5.7 million barrels per day. This was reported Bloomberg, citing a company statement.

“[Currently] work is underway to restore oil production, the new information will appear within 48 hours,” — said the head of the company Nasser Amin (Amin Nasser).

About the fire at the national oil company of Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco became known on the morning of September 14. According to official data, it started because of the attack drones, the responsibility taken by the Yemeni Houthi rebels.

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo accused Iran of “unprecedented attack on world energy supplies,” and urged the international community to condemn the aggression and to do everything to bring Tehran to account. U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham proposed to attack the oil processing facilities of the Islamic Republic. Official representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Iran Abbas Mousavi rejected charges of involvement in the country to attack oil facilities in Saudi Arabia.

On 5 September the international rating Agency Moody’s has released a ranking of the largest non-financial companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa in terms of liquidity in 2018. Saudi Aramco ranked first — its liquid assets in 2018 reached 42,9 billion Euro.

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