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March 26, 2022

Oil Futures Rebound After News About Strike On Storage Depot In Jeddah

After struggling for support earlier in the session, crude oil prices rallied Friday afternoon, lifted by news about a missile strike at an oil storage depot in Saudi Arabian city Jeddah.

The attack was reportedly launched by Yemeni Houthi rebels. A spokesman for the outfit is reported to have said that the group would announce more details on a wide operation in Saudi Arabia later in the day.

West Texas Intermediate Crude oil futures for May ended higher by $1.56 or about 1.4% at $113.90 a barrel, off the session’s low of $108.62 a barrel. WTI futures gained nearly 12% in the week.

Brent crude futures were up $1.07 or 0.9% at $120.10 a barrel a little while ago.

Videos posted in the media revealed the location of the storage that was attacked was near the North Jeddah Bulk Plant. Meanwhile, a Reuters source said a Saudi Aramco facility had been hit.

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