Saudi Arabia’s oil exports have decreased following the recent attacks on major facilities, Reuters reported.
Crude oil exports from Saudi Arabia averaged 5.875 million barrels per day (b/d) in the 10 days that followed the attacks, which took place on September 14, declining by around 1.494 million b/d, compared with its level during the first 13 days of the month of September.
Other estimates showed that Saudi crude loadings averaged 6.054 million b/d in the 10 days after the attack, dropping by about 1.685 million b/d. A drop of about 300,000 b/d is expected for September production figures, compared to the level of production recorded in August.
Meanwhile, the Secretary-General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammed Barkindo said that Saudi Arabia’s quick moves to restore output have been crucial to curbing oil price volatility.