Tension is mounting in the case of the attack of drones of Saudi oil facilities by Yemeni rebels. The United States accuses Iran of having ordered the attack, which denies the Islamic Republic. For Francis Perrin, research director at the Institute for International and Strategic Relations (IRIS) who delivered his analysis on Europe 1, "this is an issue for the Saudi kingdom and for the world oil market and therefore for the global economy. ".
He explains: "This is a major event for Saudi Arabia.The oil activity is fundamental to the Saudi regime, remember that this country is the third largest oil producer behind the United States and Russia. the world's leading exporter Saudi Arabia's economy revolves around oil The world oil market revolves around Saudi Arabia
Immediate immediate halving of Saudi production
As a direct result of this attack, a potential rise in oil prices: "It's quite possible, of course, and market traders and traders will have had the weekend to get information on what happened. We know the extent of the immediate drop in Saudi activity, almost half, the big question is: how big is the damage and how long will it take to get back to a normal situation in terms of production ".
The Saudi Arabian national oil company Aramco has indicated that within a maximum of 48 hours, it will give more information about what happened and what happened next. As for the reaction of oil markets and traders around the world, it will be observable from the beginning of the week.