Petrol and diesel prices are set to get expensive in India, as crude oil prices jumped nearly 13 per cent, following a drone attack on a major Saudi facility. Benchmark Brent crude futures soared $7.66, or 12.80 per cent to $67.90. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures jumped $6.22, or 11.34%, to $61.07 per barrel.
Drone strikes attacked an oil processing facility at Abqaiq and the nearby Khurais oil field, pulling down 5.7 million barrels of daily crude production or nearly 50 per cent of the kingdom’s oil output.
According to reports Saudi Aramco, the national oil company, reportedly aims to restore about a third of its crude output, or 2 million barrels by Monday. Read More
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