Drone Attack: Saudi Oil Facilities Set Ablaze, Iran Blamed — Here’s The 411

Written by Wes Walker on September 15, 2019

On Saturday, a critical link in Saudi Oil shipping and processing was targeted in a drone strike that could take geopolitics in a whole new direction.

Houthi rebels in Yemen tried to claim credit for the drone strike, but evidence points to another player… Iran.

This is just the sort of situation where having (or wanting for) energy independence REALLY matters. It’s fortunate that independence is something we’ve achieved since the last election, eh? We just might need it.

Not just us, either. It might be our reserves that keep the supply drops and world prices from wreaking havoc in the global economy.

The Trump administration is prepared to tap U.S. emergency oil reserves if necessary after drone attacks shut oil output in Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude exporter, a Department of Energy spokeswoman said.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry “stands ready to deploy resources from the Strategic Petroleum Oil Reserves if necessary to offset any disruptions to oil markets as a result of this act of aggression,” spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes said.

…Perry directed department leaders to work with the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) “on potential available options for collective global action if needed,” Hynes said.

The IEA said on Twitter earlier in the day that it was in contact with Saudi authorities and other major oil-producing nations, and that markets for now are well-supplied.
Source: Reuters

Here is a description of the attack itself:

Explosions and towering fireballs struck the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil empire on Saturday in an apparent wave of drone attacks claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels. The blows knocked out more than half the kingdom’s oil output for days or more and threatened to drive up already high tensions between Iran and its foes in the Persian Gulf.

The predawn blasts on facilities of the state-run oil giant Aramco — which the rebel group claimed were carried out by a fleet of 10 drones — marked one of the most devastating strikes into Saudi territory claimed by the Iranian-allied Houthis in more than four years of war in Yemen.

…An Aramco statement said production of 5.7 million barrels of crude was suspended by the attack from “projectiles.” That represents more than half of the kingdom’s output and about 6 percent of global oil supply — a shortfall that could send oil prices sharply higher.

…An Aramco statement said production of 5.7 million barrels of crude was suspended by the attack from “projectiles.” That represents more than half of the kingdom’s output and about 6 percent of global oil supply — a shortfall that could send oil prices sharply higher.
Source: WaPo

Is Iran the regime our last president gave up so much trying to placate?

Does it really look like THESE guys are the kind to play nice?

What a difference we see between THEN…

BOMB PLOT: Mattis Blasts Obama For Ignoring Iranian Threat To US Soil

Obama Loves Our Enemies: Damning New 411 Emerges About Obama & Hezbollah That’ll Blow Your Socks Off

Dear CNN: Obama Quietly Helped Iran Skirt Financial Sanctions – Is That ‘News?’

And NOW…

Trump, ‘Iran Made A BIG Mistake’ Downing Our Drone

“Texas Tea”: TX Tops Iran/Iraq For Oil Production, Moves Into 3rd Spot

 

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