The Strategist

Saudi Arabia restores oil supplies

09/18/2019 - 10:11

Saudi Arabia has completely restored supplies disrupted by an attack by drones at Saudi Aramco’s facilities on the night of September 14, Al-Arabiya TV reported citing the country's energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud.

Jasper Morse
Jasper Morse
"Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said that fuel supplies returned to their previous level observed until 3:43 on Saturday (before the attacks)," the channel reported.

It was also noted that in September, Saudi Arabia will maintain the full supply of oil to customers.

According to the Minister, Riyadh has already half-restored the volume of oil production, and by the end of September intends to return to the previous level of production.

The Minister also called on the world community to take decisive action in response to the attack on Saudi Aramco facilities.

On the night of September 14th, the enterprises of Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia, were attacked. In particular, the world's largest oil refinery in the east of the country was hit severely. This resulted in a reduction in oil production in Saudi Arabia by half - by 5.7 million barrels per day.

Yemeni Hussite rebels claimed responsibility for the attack, but the United States doubted that and blamed Iran. Tehran rejected these allegations.