Earlier Saturday, two Saudi oil facilities were set on fire by a 10-drone strike claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebel group.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saudi Arabia says it has contained a fires after two large <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/oil?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#oil</a> facilities were attacked with drones: the Abqaiq processing center and the Khurais oilfield (video is Abqaiq) | <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OOTT?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OOTT</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaudiArabia?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SaudiArabia</a> 🇸🇦 ⛽️🛢 <a href="https://t.co/giszwoMSFB">https://t.co/giszwoMSFB</a> <a href="https://t.co/F3CBdYXaQG">pic.twitter.com/F3CBdYXaQG</a></p>— Javier Blas (@JavierBlas) <a href="https://twitter.com/JavierBlas/status/1172768100430864385?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 14, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The smoke from the fires could be seen from space.
The destruction of both oil facilities could have a detrimental effect on the world's energy supply. An analysis by the BBC found that the Khurais oilfield produces about 1% of the world's oil while the company's largest facility, Abqaiq, has the capacity to process 7% of the global supply.
The Saudi Press Agency released the following statement: "During the conversation, the US President reasserted his country's readiness to cooperate with the Kingdom, by all means conducive to maintain its security and stability, reaffirming that the negative effects of the attacks (on two Aramco's facilities) on the US economy as well as the world economy."