http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Pentagon readying a public show of evidence in Saudi attacks https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/17/pentagon-readying-a-public-show-of-evidence-in-saudi-attacks The Pentagon is preparing a report on who was responsible for the weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities and intends to make it public within 48 hours, a U.S. defense official said. Chevron can resume Saudi-Kuwait oilfield quickly if needed: CEO https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/17/chevron-can-resume-saudi-kuwait-oilfield-quickly-if-needed-ceo Chevron could start oil production “relatively quickly” in the so-called partitioned zone between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait if required to by both nations, CEO Mike Wirth said in an interview with CNBC. Aramco tells customers some October oil loadings will be delayed https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/17/aramco-tells-customers-some-october-oil-loadings-will-be-delayed Saudi Aramco notified at least four customers that some crude deliveries in early October will be delayed to later in the month after attacks on its facilities cut output, though they’ll still receive their full contracted volumes, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Saudis face lengthy oil halt, with few options to replace losses https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/17/saudis-face-lengthy-oil-halt-with-few-options-to-replace-losses Officials at state oil company Saudi Aramco have become less optimistic on the pace of output recovery, telling a senior foreign diplomat they face a “severe” disruption measured in weeks and months and informing some customers that October shipments will be delayed. Saudi Arabia says Iranian weapons were used to attack oil facilities https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/16/saudi-arabia-says-iranian-weapons-were-used-to-attack-oil-facilities Saudi Arabia said preliminary findings show Iranian weapons were used in the attack on one of its key oil installations, but stopped short of directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the strikes that cut its crude output by half and rattled oil markets. Aramco optimism fading for rapid output recovery https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/16/aramco-optimism-fading-for-rapid-output-recovery Saudi Aramco officials are growing less optimistic that there will be a rapid recovery in oil production after the attack on the giant Abqaiq processing plant, a person with knowledge of the matter said. Saudis tell oil buyers they’ll still get contracted volume- in heavier grades https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/16/saudis-tell-oil-buyers-they-ll-still-get-contracted-volume-in-heavier-grades The attack on the kingdom’s most important oil production facility halved Saudi output and is crimping the availability of lighter grades such as Arab Extra Light and Arab Light. Those less-sulfurous grades are already in high demand due to new rules mandating a switch to cleaner shipping fuel. Trump faces tough choices after blaming Iran for Saudi oil attack https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/15/trump-faces-tough-choices-after-blaming-iran-for-saudi-oil-attack The Trump administration sought to offer new evidence to back its claim that Iran conducted the attack on major Saudi Arabian oil facilities, saying the munitions used in the strikes were well beyond the capabilities of the Houthi rebels who claimed responsibility. Saudi attacks reveal oil supply’s fragility in asymmetric war https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/15/saudi-attacks-reveal-oil-supply-s-fragility-in-asymmetric-war The latest and most destructive attacks on Saudi oil facilities provide stark evidence of the vulnerability of global crude supply in an age of disruptive technologies that can bring a century-old industry – temporarily at least – to its knees. Attacks on Saudi oil risk lowering Aramco IPO valuation https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/15/attacks-on-saudi-oil-risk-lowering-aramco-ipo-valuation “Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will push the company to demonstrate that it can effectively tackle terrorism or war challenges,” analysts led by Ayham Kamel, head of Middle East and North Africa research at the Eurasia Group, said in a report. “The attacks could complicate Aramco’s IPO plans.”