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Houthi rebels attack Saudi Aramco sites for the second time in a week

The Yemeni rebels launched missiles at a Saudi Aramco facility in the refinery city of Jazan, and other targets including a site housing Patriot air-defense missiles, the group’s Al-Masirah TV reported. The Houthis said they used explosive-laded drones and 11 missiles.

Saudis cover Asian refinery orders as oil output ramps up

Saudi Arabia will supply all the crude oil that was requested by India’s state-owned refiners and at least five other Asian customers next month as the linchpin producer starts to ramp up output.

Yemen’s Houthis step up drone attacks with new Saudi Aramco strikes

The Houthis attacked Saudi Aramco sites in the eastern oil terminal of Jubail and the western city of Jeddah with explosive-laden drones on Sunday evening and Monday morning, the group’s Al-Masirah TV reported.

OPEC cuts global oil demand estimates ahead of production decision

The revision, which mainly affects the next few months, follows a recommendation from OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo that the coalition should remain very cautious.

After talks of peace, Yemen rebels claim more Saudi Aramco attacks

Yemen’s Houthis said they attacked several of Saudi Aramco’s facilities with drones and ballistic missiles on Friday, the latest in a spate of strikes on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure.

Yemen’s rebels are ready for peace with Saudis, with a few conditions

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels are ready for an “honorable peace” but Saudi Arabia must end its attacks and lift its siege, group leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi said on Thursday.

Yemen rebels rebuff Saudi Arabia’s latest cease-fire proposal

U.S. President Joe Biden has vowed to end the conflict in Yemen, ceasing sales of offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia, removing the Houthis’ terrorist designation to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid, and pushing for a negotiated settlement.

Aramco and Saudi navy start exercises to thwart drone and missile attacks

The exercises will enhance the security of vital installations and oil fields, and secure freedom of navigation in the region’s waters, the official Saudi Press Agency said. They will be conducted by the Royal Saudi Navy with participation from Saudi Aramco, the state oil company.

Aramco seeks Chinese partnership for carbon capture and hydrogen goals

Aramco is looking to work with China on blue hydrogen and ammonia, synthetic fuels and carbon capture utilization and storage, Nasser said at the China Development Forum in Beijing. “All of these are essential to achieving our long-term, low-carbon ambitions,” said Aramco CEO Amin Nasser.

Saudis lead airstrike on Yemen’s capital after Aramco attack

Saudi-led coalition warplanes raided the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, targeting military camps and Houthi rebel facilities near the city’s airport and in its suburbs, residents and rebel-run Al-Masirah TV said. A separate strike hit a rebel target in the port province of Hodeidah.

Iranian missiles used in Yemen’s latest Aramco attack, says Saudi Arabia

“All of the missiles and drones that came into Saudi are Iranian-manufactured or Iranian-supplied,” Adel Al-Jubeir, minister of state for foreign affairs, said in an interview with Arab News published Friday afternoon. “Several of them, as we’ve said, came from the north; several came from the sea.”

Successful drone attack on Saudi Aramco in Riyadh claimed by Yemen rebels

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels said Friday they attacked Saudi Aramco in the capital Riyadh using six bomb-laden drones, stepping up their offensive on Saudi Arabia’s energy and security installations.

Saudi Aramco lands multiple bids for $10 billion pipeline stake

The world’s largest oil company is mulling asset disposals as a way of maintaining its $75 billion of annual dividend payments, almost all of which go to the Saudi government. That payout -- the biggest of any listed company in the world -- became harder to sustain after the coronavirus pandemic caused crude prices to plunge last year.

Saudis warn against OPEC complacency before March meeting

“I must warn once again against complacency,” Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said on Wednesday at an online conference held by the International Energy Forum in Riyadh. “The uncertainty is very high and we have to be extremely cautious. The scars from the events last year should teach us caution.”

Saudi’s oil cuts appear prophetic as market risks grow

Two weeks ago, the world’s biggest crude exporter stunned energy traders by announcing that -- rather than restore halted production as planned -- it would slash supplies by a further 1 million barrels a day. On Tuesday, the International Energy Agency slashed forecasts for world oil demand in the first quarter as countries hunker down to contain new coronavirus outbreaks.

U.S. imports no Saudi crude for the first time since 1985

The U.S. didn’t import any Saudi crude last week for the first time in 35 years, a reversal from just months ago when the Kingdom threatened to upend the American energy industry by unleashing a tsunami of exports into a market decimated by the pandemic.

Weak oil prices pushed Saudi export revenue down 25% in October

Saudi Arabia’s export revenue fell by nearly a quarter in October from a year earlier, driven largely by a slump in global oil prices.

Google risks upsetting its employees with new Aramco deal

Google will start selling its cloud-computing services in Saudi Arabia through a deal with oil producer Aramco, risking a backlash from staff who oppose doing business with the fossil fuel industry or regimes accused of human rights abuses.

Saudi Aramco reports no injuries following Yemen missile attack

Saudi Arabia condemned the strike, saying “terrorist and sabotage acts committed against vital installations target the security and stability of energy supplies to the world,” the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

Yemen’s Houthis claim unconfirmed missile strike on Saudi Aramco facility

The Houthis hit a fuel-distribution center in Jeddah on the kingdom’s west coast with a Quds 2 rocket, according to a statement from their spokesman, Yahya Saree.