Monday, 21 October, 2019

Drone attacks may impact Saudi Aramco IPO valuation, Eurasia says

RIYADH Foreign ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation take part in a meeting on Sunday where they condemned the drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure.—AFP The Latest: PM says Iraq territory not used i...
Russell Knight | 16 September, 2019, 10:17

The move comes one day after a drone attack hit the Saudi oil facilities, prompting the world's largest oil exporter to cut its oil production by half.

Iran is dismissing U.S. accusations that it was responsible.

The Saudi Interior Ministry said Saturday that the drone attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais caused fires that the company's security team brought under control.

Iran dismissed accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that risk disrupting global energy supplies and warned on Sunday that US bases and aircraft carriers in the region were in range of its missiles.

Is the possibility of a war between Iran and the Saudis increasing?

The remarks were created to damage Iran's reputation and provide a pretext for "future actions" against the Islamic republic, he added.

MoviePass, the game-changing ticketing service, is shutting down
As a result, they did away with the unlimited plan and changed prices - something that didn't go over so well. Unfortunately, MoviePass never recovered after dropping that model business and is now looking for a buyer.

SNL adds Jewish comedian Chloe Fineman for upcoming season
Change is a constant at SNL , which is helmed by Canadian executive producer Lorne Michaels. "Let the f-ing ch--s live there". TV Line reports that Bowen Yang , Chloe Fineman , and Shane Gillis will join the cast when it returns on September 28.

Jets sign Ficken to solve kicking woes, waive Vedvik
Despite using one of Rick Spielman's prized draft selections to acquire Vedvik, he didn't even make Minnesota's final 2019 roster. This time, however, would not prove to be as successful. "We can't be losing points on those areas of the field".

"The genie is out of the bottle", said Bill Farren-Price, director of the London-based RS Energy Group.

"I would expect a rough day for stocks tomorrow since this attack largely came out of the blue", said Nicholas Colas, Co-founder of DataTrek Research.

As markets closely watch Saudi's ability to get its industry back on track, Aramco CEO Amin Nasser said on Saturday that "work is under way" to restore full production.

Iran on Sunday dismissed U.S. accusations it was behind drone attacks on Saudi oil installations, suggesting the United States was seeking a pretext to retaliate against the Islamic republic.

The oil infrastructure is also vulnerable to cyber attacks.

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