Drones just attacked the world’s largest oil refinery

Justin Rohrlich
Drones just attacked the world’s largest oil refinery

Yemen’s Iran-allied Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for an armed drone attack early today (Sept. 14) on Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq refinery, the world’s largest oil processing facility. The rebels also hit the Khurais oil field, a major site operated by Saudi Aramco. Three sources told Reuters that the attacks disrupted oil production and export capacity, with one estimating reductions of about 5 million barrels of crude per day—roughly 50% of the kingdom’s output, and about 5% of global supply.