The United Nations has begun securing funding commitments to tackle the dangers posed by the FSO Safer, offshore Yemen.
Yemen’s Houthi rebel leader on Saturday announced a three-day halt to hostilities after an escalation of missile, drone and ground attacks on Saudi Arabia over the past week, the rebel-run Al-Masirah TV reported.
Saudi Aramco will increase spending and issue bonus shares as oil’s surge to more than $100 a barrel bolsters the company’s plan to boost production.
Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla has struck deals with Apache and Yemen, while backing plans for an Egyptian company to pursue petrochemical works in Nigeria.
President Joe Biden spoke on Wednesday with King Salman of Saudi Arabia about ensuring stable energy prices as well as Mideast security, in light of recent attacks by Yemeni rebels, and the status of talks over Tehran’s nuclear program.
Greenpeace has called for the FSO Safer to be isolated with a boom as a short-term measure to prevent an ecological disaster.
The United Arab Emirates has destroyed two ballistic missiles launched from Yemen this morning.
Two explosions have occurred in Abu Dhabi, close to the capital, in what is rumoured to be a terrorist attack.
The FSO Safer poses both a local environmental threat but also a major pitfall for shipping through the critical Red Sea and Suez Canal.
Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels attacked an Aramco refinery in the Saudi capital Friday using six bomb-laden drones, stepping up their offensive on the kingdom’s energy and security installations.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they launched missile and drone strikes against a Saudi Arabian oil facility and a military base, as their attacks on the kingdom’s energy and security installations multiply.
The U.S. has classified Yemen’s Houthis as a foreign terrorist organization following a series of attacks on oil tankers in the Red Sea and as Washington seeks to increase pressure on Iran in the final days of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Saudi Arabian authorities have closed the Port of Jeddah following an explosion at the main tanker anchorage.
Yemeni authorities have agreed to allow a United Nations expert mission to the FSO Safer, with the expectation that this will take place early in 2021.
Saudi Arabia has confirmed a missile attack on a fuel tank in the city of Jeddah, claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia has written to the United Nations Security Council warning of an “oil spot” has been detected offshore Yemen.
The United Nations Security Council will discuss the outlook for the Safer tanker, a floating oil storage vessel off Yemen in a state of disrepair.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they’ve sent a maintenance team to repair an ageing oil tanker laden with more than 1 million barrels that the United Nations and environmental groups see as a threat to marine life in the Red Sea.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched a missile attack on Saudi Aramco, but an oil official in the kingdom said the projectiles were intercepted before they could hit their target in the southern Jazan region.
Iran has said this month's missile-and-drone attack by Yemen's rebels on major Saudi oil sites was an act of "legitimate defence" by the Iran-allied Houthis.
Oil posted its biggest ever intraday jump to more than $71 a barrel after a strike on a Saudi Arabian oil facility removed about 5% of global supplies, an attack the U.S. has blamed on Iran.
Saudi Arabia's energy minister has confirmed that drone attacks on its oil facilities knocked out about 50% of the country's production.
Drones claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels have attacked the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco.
Saudi-led forces fighting in Yemen have cleared a Red Sea island of Shiite rebels, Saudi state television reported. The report today said forces had seized control of Jazirat al-Hanish al-Kabir island off the coast of Yemen near the strategic Bab al-Mandab Strait that connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden.
A Briton held hostage in Yemen for around 18 months is reportedly set to return to the UK after being freed. The man, named by the United Arab Emirate’s state news agency as Robert Douglas Semple, 64, was released in a military intelligence operation by the Middle Eastern country’s forces. He had reportedly been working as an engineer when he was kidnapped in February last year by al Qaida.