Saudi oil attacks - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Saudi oil attacks


Rouhani heads to U.N. in bid to win Iran support against 'cruel' U.S.

Sep 23, 2019 - 8:46 PM

President Hassan Rouhani says his delegation is heading to the UN gathering despite reluctance from President Donald Trump's administration to issue them visas

HEADED TO UN. In this file photo, President Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters on September 22. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Despite Saudi turmoil, new oil shock unlikely

Sep 22, 2019 - 5:45 PM

An analyst says 'the world is far better equipped to handle oil shocks' now compared to in the '70s

OIL PRODUCTION. A picture taken on September 15, 2019, shows an Aramco oil facility near al-Khurj area, just south of the Saudi capital Riyadh. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Saudi vows quick recovery despite damage to oil plant

Sep 20, 2019 - 11:20 PM

'We will have production at the same level as before the strike by the end of this month – we are coming back stronger,' says Fahad al-Abdulkareem, a general manager for Saudi Aramco

AFTERMATH. A destroyed installation in Saudi Arabia's Khurais oil processing plant is pictured on September 20, 2019. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Pompeo favors 'peaceful resolution' to crisis after Saudi oil attack

Sep 20, 2019 - 8:16 PM

'We'd like a peaceful resolution. I think we've demonstrated that. I hope the Islamic Republic of Iran sees it the same way,' says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Saudi Arabia says oil output to be restored by end of September

Sep 18, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman says the kingdom would achieve 11 million barrels per day capacity by the end of September, after the attacks which halved production

A picture taken on September 15, 2019 shows an Aramco oil facility near al-Khurj area, just south of the Saudi capital Riyadh. - Saudi Arabia raced today to restart operations at oil plants hit by drone attacks which slashed its production by half, as Iran dismissed US claims it was behind the assault. The Tehran-backed Huthi rebels in neighbouring Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is bogged down in a five-year war, have claimed thi weekend's strikes on two plants owned by state giant Aramco in eastern Saudi Arabia. (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP)

Trump orders government to 'substantially increase' Iran sanctions

Sep 18, 2019 - 9:30 PM

The United States already enforces widespread sanctions that have crippled Iran's economy, including attempting to shut down its major oil export industry

IRAN SANCTIONS. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump holds a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 12, 2019. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Saudi says oil attacks from north, sponsored by Iran

Sep 18, 2019 - 7:57 PM

(UPDATED) 'The attack was launched from the north and unquestionably sponsored by Iran,' says Saudi defense ministry spokesman Turki al-Maliki

SAUDI OIL ATTACKS. This satellite overview handout image obtained September 16, 2019 courtesy of Planet Labs Inc. shows damage to oil/gas infrastructure from weekend drone attacks at Abqaig on September 14 2019 in Saudi Arabia. AFP PHOTO / Planet Labs Inc. / HO

OFWs 'stable' after Saudi oil attacks – Bello

Sep 17, 2019 - 6:26 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III gives assurances the Philippine government is ready to repatriate overseas Filipino workers should conditions worsen in the Gulf state

SAFE. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III gave assurances Filipinos in Saudi Arabia were safe after attacks on oil plants as the situation for Filipinos in the Gulf state remained 'normal.' File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

U.S. singles out Iran, readies response to Saudi oil attacks

Sep 17, 2019 - 8:59 AM

Trump says he is ready to help key ally Saudi Arabia counter the weekend drone attacks, which triggered a record leap in global oil prices, but would await a 'definitive' determination on who was responsible

This satellite overview handout image obtained September 16, 2019 courtesy of the US Government shows damage to oil/gas infrastructure from weekend drone attacks at Khurais oil field on September 15, 2019 in Saudi Arabia. Drone attacks on key Saudi oil facilities have halved crude output from OPEC's biggest exporter, catapulting oil prices by the largest amount since the first Gulf War. The crisis has focused minds on unrest in the crude-rich Middle East, with Tehran denying Washington's charge that it was responsible.Brent oil prices leapt 20 percent on Monday to chalk up the biggest intra-day daily gain since 1991.  HO / US Government / AFP

Locsin warns PH will be 'deeply' affected by Saudi oil attacks

Sep 16, 2019 - 5:38 PM

Meanwhile, energy officials give assurances oil supplies in the country remain sufficient and that the impact of the incident on the Philippines is still 'premature'

DRONE ATTACKS. Smoke billows from an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq about 60 kilometers southwest of Dhahran in Saudi Arabia's eastern province on September 14, 2019. Photo by AFP