In Saudi Arabia, oil production was cut in half after a drone attack claimed by Yemeni rebels. The latter, which hit the world's largest oil exporter, is likely to have consequences beyond Saudi borders, including in France.
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"I think that, for consumers, tomorrow morning, the price of crude oil will increase quite strongly, gasoline and diesel, domestic fuel ... The whole chain of products manufactured in refineries will see their prices rise, in the days even the coming weeks, "warns Francis Dusseux, president of the French Union of Petroleum Industries.
An attack with disturbing consequences
How high can prices go? For Francis Dusseux, it is still too early to know. "We have to see if there is a military escalation or not because it would further increase the tension," he said, noting, however, that "for years, we have not seen a military attack with such significant consequences. . "
Despite this rise in prices, France can not know a shortage of oil. "The rule in France, like many other countries, is that we have at any time, three months of consumption, reserve stocks," reassures Francis Dusseux. "It is precisely planned in case of major crisis not to paralyze the country."