Attack on Saudi Oil Facility Hits the Oil Market’s Achilles Heel: Kemp

By John Kemp LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Oil security experts have worried for decades about the vulnerability of Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq processing complex to an attack by militants, foreign special forces or missile strikes. Oilfields make a difficult target because of the dispersed nature of the wells and associated infrastructure, but processing facilities and export … [Read more...]

Iran Rejects U.S. Claim it was Behind Saudi Oil Strikes

By Rania El Gamal and Parisa Hafezi DUBAI, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Iran dismissed accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that risk disrupting global energy supplies and warned on Sunday that U.S. bases and aircraft carriers in the region were in range of its missiles. Yemen's Houthi group claimed responsibility for Saturday's attacks that … [Read more...]

Houthi Drone Attack Hits the Heart of Saudi Arabia’s Oil Industry

By Stephen Kalin, Rania El Gamal and Dmitry Zhdannikov RIYADH/DUBAI/LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility, in a strike that three sources said had disrupted output and exports. Two sources close to the matter said 5 … [Read more...]

Rome Lets Migrant Rescue Ship Into Italian Port

by Crispian Balmer (Reuters) - Italy‚Äôs new government allowed a French charity ship to bring ashore 82 migrants on Saturday in an apparent reversal of the uncompromising, closed-door policy of the previous administration. However, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, who heads the 5-Star Movement in the governing coalition, said the Ocean Viking was only being given access to the … [Read more...]

Protesters Face Felony Charges Over Houston Ship Channel Disruption

By Erwin Seba HOUSTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Texas authorities on Friday charged climate change protesters who shut down the largest U.S. energy-export port for a day by dangling on ropes from a bridge in Houston. The Harris County Sheriff's Office charged 31 people, including Greenpeace protesters and others who supported them, under a state law that makes it a felony to … [Read more...]